The heavy hand of China’s SARFT strikes again in what is being called the equivalent of Cleavage-gate in the C-interwebs. It was an entertaining week of media speculation when the currently airing popular star-studded period C-drama The Empress of China (武媚娘傳奇 The Legend of Seductress Wu) abruptly got yanked off the air mid-airing. The weak explanation was that the network had run out of its period drama episode allocation for the year, but the real reason that had everyone buzzing was the copious amounts of non-historically accurate cleavage on display in the drama from the female-heavy cast.
The drama is set in the Tang dynasty chronicling the life of Chinese Empress Wu Ze Tian, but the ladies led by female lead Fan Bing Bing have been sporting one luxuriously embroidered low cut outfit after another, incurring the ire of SARFT censors because apparently busty female cleavage must be stopped. Or something like that. After a week off air, the drama returned to the airwaves on January 1st and everyone went batshit because suddenly all the female leads are shown onscreen only from the neck up. I’m not joking, half body to full body shots have become giant head only shots in supremely awkward ways. I just can’t, why so much hullabaloo for some mammaries SARFT? Check out the drama pics and decide if this is too racy for TV.