Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Sqoop - Get Uganda entertainment news, celebrity gossip, videos and photos
Sqoop – Get Uganda entertainment news, celebrity gossip, videos and photosSqoop – Get Uganda entertainment news, celebrity gossip, videos and photos


Six minutes of sex and gore cut from Game of Thrones season premiere in China



China-based fans of “Game of Thrones” missed out on six minutes of violence, prostitutes and coarse language which was cut from the premiere of the show’s final season on Sunday.

Chinese media giant Tencent owns the exclusive rights to the widely loved HBO series inside the country, where it can be watched on the company’s website and app.

HBO itself is not available to the general public there, leaving the censored version on Tencent as the only legal option.

The first episode of season 8 was broadcast around the world Sunday night. The hit fantasy show explores the bloody feuds of noble families as they struggle to gain the Iron Throne in the fictional world of Westeros.


The series is famous for its violence and nudity — but Chinese fans have learned to expect strict censorship.

Without spoiling the plot of the first episode, the moments cut include a sex scene with prostitutes, close-up shots of people being killed with arrows and an ax, and one instance of a character swearing.

A blogger on the movie review website Douban suggested viewers should file a “group lawsuit” against Tencent for the cuts, while others made their anger known on Chinese social media site Weibo.

“I’m not unwilling to pay Tencent for this show, but how can I watch when they cut so many scenes? I’ll have to download the video from the internet eventually,” one user said.

It is unknown whether the censorship was carried out by the Chinese government, Tencent prior to airing or preemptively by HBO itself.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You May Also Like


Cast: Alyssa Milano, Sam Page, Colleen Wheeler, Lossen Chambers Director: Monika Mitchell Genre: Thriller Duration: 85 Minutes Now streaming on Netflix Based on the...

Fashion & Beauty

TIMELESS: There is no lie when they say pearls are a girl’s best friend. Why? Because they can turn around any outfit! We all...


Boss is how men address strangers in an instant. Moment of truth: You have heard them all and perhaps been addressed by some, but...


The entertainment fraternity is mourning Alex Nderi, a Capital FM disk jockey, famously known as DJ Lithium, who allegedly died by suicide on Wednesday...