Some fans of "Game of Thrones" in China are furious after the premiere was censored


"Game of Thrones" Season 8

  • The "Game of Thrones" season eight premiere was censored in China and six minutes were cut, according to The New York Post.
  • Some upset fans took social media to express their anger.
  • It is not the first time that Chinese TV and movie fans have been upset about censorship lately.

HBO's "Game of Thrones" returned Sunday for the final season, but not everyone enjoyed the full experience.

Some fans of the fantasy series in China are furious after Chinese censors have died six minutes into the premiere, according to The New York Post. Chinese technology giant Tencent has broadcast the episode, called "Winterfell," since HBO is blocked in China. But the Chinese version was 48 minutes, as opposed to the intended 54 minutes.

Fans took to the Chinese social network Weibo to express their dissatisfaction in the censored episode, which they said even cut "fight scenes."

"When I was watching, I was not at all worried about my dad being there, even the fight scenes are cut, even with those cuts, why bother watching," wrote one viewer, according to the Post . Some expected that only the sex scenes would be censored, not the fighting.

Chinese censors recently infuriated fans of another global phenomenon: "Bohemian Rhapsody." When the film was finally released in March, certain scenes with gay content were cut, including when Freddie Mercury (played by Oscar winner Rami Malek) reveals he is bisexual and the scene in which future Mercury lover Jim Hutton is introduced .

The dialogue was also silenced during a scene in which Mercury tells his bandmates that he has AIDS.

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