‘Monster Hunter’ Pulled From Chinese Cinemas Over Scene Said to Be Racial Slur

‘Monster Hunter’ Pulled From Chinese Cinemas Over Scene Said to Be Racial Slur
Chinese regulators are in the midst of censoring the Hollywood title “Monster Hunter” after controversy broke out online on opening day over a ten second-long exchange in the film that patriotic local viewers say “insults China.”

The fantasy action film is produced, written and directed by Paul W.S. Anderson, and stars his wife Milla Jovovich, Tony Jaa, T.I., and others. It also features Jin Au-Yeung, better known as Mc Jin. He is the first Asian-American solo rapper to sign to a major label and is well known in China for his appearance on the popular competition show “The Rap of China.”

The movie is loosely based on the immensely popular role-playing video game series of the same name, developed by Japan’s Capcom, but sold and distributed in China by Chinese tech giant Tencent, whose film arm also co-produced the film.

Monster Hunter” enjoyed midnight screenings in the small hours of Friday local time,
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