At some point, someone in Hollywood or in public life in general had to tell China to kick rocks. I’m just surprised that of all the entities, people or companies that did it, Sony was the one to do it.
The National Review reported that, according to Puck, sources noted that Chinese authorities wanted Sony to edit specific scenes in the only hugely successful blockbuster Hollywood has churned out in the last two-plus years, “Spider-Man: No Way Home.”
What did the Uber-sensitive Chinese not want in their version of the film? They wanted perhaps the most action packed scene edited to exclude the Statue of Liberty.
Sony reportedly considered the request, but ultimately told China no. That resulted in the movie not being shown in what is possibly Hollywood biggest market.
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Listen, if Spider-Man originated in China, do what you want with him. But, "Spidey" is an American creation, and hence, China should recognize and know their place.
China has had way too much influence on most aspects of American life, including politicians like Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) and Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) — just to name a couple of examples.
Despite “Spider-Man: No Way Home” not appearing in theaters in China, the movie has reportedly made an astonishing $804.4 million in the U.S. alone and over $1 billion more worldwide.
So in the end, who needs China? Especially the Chinese government.