Cartoon is celebrated by ‘unruly slackers’, says state-run paper, as it falls foul of the censors

The latest subversive symbol in China is a small pink cartoon pig: Peppa Pig to be precise.

The wildly popular children’s character was recently scrubbed from Douyin, a video sharing platform in China, which deleted more than 30,000 clips. The hashtag #PeppaPig was also banned, according to the Global Times, a state-run tabloid newspaper.

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