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‘Wet Ass Puxi’: China’s censorship of Megan Thee Stallion’s Coachella performance goes awry

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  • Megan Thee Stallion’s performance of “WAP” at Coachella on April 16 was streamed on WeChat by Chinese viewers after the music festival was banned from airing in the country.
  • The platform’s censorship attempt went viral on social media as a small black censor bar did little to block any part of Megan’s fast-paced performance.
  • WeChat users also began writing out the lyrics to “WAP,” or “Wet Ass P*ssy.”
  • Some translated the title of the song to “Wet ass Puxi,” referring to the Shanghai Puxi district currently under lockdown.

Chinese social media users hoping to watch Megan Thee Stallion’s performance of “WAP” at this year’s Coachella Music Festival were met with the unsuccessful censoring of some of the more risqué choreography.

While Saturday’s performance could be streamed live on YouTube in many countries, the festival was banned from being broadcast in China. Chinese social media users bypassed the restrictions by streaming the performances illegally on the popular messaging platform WeChat.