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Disney removes Simpsons episode in Hong Kong that references Chinese labor camps

Homer Simpson being strangled by a Peloton trainer on the Great Wall of China in The Simpsons episode “One Angry Lisa”
The pulled episode references “forced labor camps where children make smartphones.” | Image: Disney / 20th Television Animation

A fairly recent episode of The Simpsons that contains a reference to China’s use of forced labor camps has vanished from the Disney Plus streaming service in Hong Kong. First spotted by the Financial Times and later confirmed by Axios, the episode titled “One Angry Lisa” is not available to stream on Disney Plus, even though the rest of The Simpsons’ 34th season is. The episode contains a line critical of the country — “Behold the wonders of China: Bitcoin mines, forced labor camps where children make smartphones.”

Though it is a punchline in The Simpsons, China has been repeatedly criticized by external governments and human rights organizations for allegedly detaining millions of its native Uyghur population and other Muslim minorities…

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