British-Malaysian comedian Uncle Roger, also known as Nigel Ng, has had his social media accounts in China suspended amid a crackdown by authorities on comics who make fun of the authoritarian government. Ng’s accounts on Bilibili and Weibo, with a combined following of 400,000, were suspended for a “violation of relevant laws and regulations.”
It is believed that the suspension was triggered by a clip posted on western social media platforms, where Ng, in character as Uncle Roger, made a comment about China. The clip garnered millions of views and sparked the suspension of his Chinese social media accounts.
UNCLE ROGER WOES
“We have to say that now, correct? All the phones listening … this nephew got Huawei phone, they all listening,” he goes on to add. Ng then taps his phone in his pocket carefully and says: “long live President Xi, long live President Xi … phew.” He then looks for audience members from Taiwan. “Not a real country. I hope one day you rejoin the motherland,” he says, prompting laughter from the audience.
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