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Humor or humiliation: comedy bantering Mulan triggers #Please apologize to me#

By Liang Jun (People's Daily Online)    10:24, July 22, 2015

Web users went online in China to mock the apologies demanded over the weekend after two different institutes asked a comedian and a director to say sorry.

A vice-chairman of China's Taoist Association demanded director Chen Kaige to apologize Sunday, saying his latest movie Monk Comes Down the Mountain smeared the image of Taoism and Taoist priests.

This comes just weeks after a comedy program featured Jia Ling, a Chinese comedian, bantering Mulan, a traditional patriotic heroine. Mulan takes her aged father's place in the army for twelve years and gained high merit, but was portrayed in the program as a coward and fool.

An open letter from an institute that studies Mulan in Yu Cheng, Henan province, called the show "nauseating," and demanded Jia to apologize to the audience.

Some netizens mocked the apologies demanded over the weekend.They belive people should have open mind to artistic expression.

Combo photo: A still from the Disney animated film Mulan (L) and a still from the comedy program on Shanghai Oreitenal TV (R). 

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(Editor:Liang Jun,Bianji)

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