Xi Jinping is afraid of this cartoon
Xi Jinping is afraid of this cartoon: Goods with pictures of Pooh Bear being sold in Japan, supporting China's performance
The cartoon character 'Winnie the Pooh Bear' has now entered the protests against China's Covid policy. Disney stores in Japan are selling T-shirts and other merchandise featuring children's favourite cartoon Pooh Bear holding a white sheet in his hand.
This is being seen as supporting the protesters in China. In fact, during the Covid restrictions, people in China were protesting with white papers in their hands. Since then it has become a symbol of protest against Xi Jinping.
A variety of merchandise is being sold online, including t-shirts, bags, jackets and mugs, with a photo of Pooh Bear holding a white paper hand. All this stuff is being made under Disney's MADE program. In this, people have the freedom to make changes to any Disney item as per their wish. However, so far Disney has not given any statement on this whole matter.
It was a matter of 2013, at that time the then US President Barack Obama had met Xi Jinping. A photo of this meeting of both became quite viral on social media. It featured Xi Jinping as Pooh Bear and Obama as Pooh's friend Tigger. Since then people started comparing Xi Jinping with Disney's cartoon character Winnie the Pooh Bear.
Then something similar happened in 2014 as well. At this time, a picture of Xi Jinping's meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe came to the fore. So people met the same fate and made Xi look like Pooh Bear. Seeing the matter increasing, China banned such funny posts in the year 2017. Content linking Xi Jinping to Pooh Bear was also declared illegal. Not only this, in the year 2018, the film made on this cartoon was also banned in China.