Björk To Be Banned In China?


Björk, the prolific and often brilliant Icelandic singer (and devastating actress), has hurt China's feelings, according to officials of the currently tumultuous country. From Truthdig:Pixieish provocateur Björk sparked the ire of Chinese officials by voicing her support for an independent Tibet at the close of her concert in Shanghai last Sunday. According to China’s Culture Ministry, the Icelandic chanteuse broke “Chinese law and hurt Chinese people’s feelings” by chanting “Tibet, Tibet” at the end of her protest song “Declare Independence” (which she’s frequently customized to suit other countries’ bids for independence). In her own statement, Björk said, “[T]his song was written more with the personal in mind but the fact that it has translated to its broadest meaning, the struggle of a suppressed nation, gives me much pleasure.”

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