Can You See The Reason This Was The Most Censored Image In China Last Year?! 6 years ago

Can You See The Reason This Was The Most Censored Image In China Last Year?!

When we tell you we're about to show you the most censored image in China in 2015, you probably think you're going to get something juicy, right? 

Well, ladies and gentlemen, let us present to you that image.

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Winnie

Believe it or not, this picture of a Winne the Pooh toy sitting innocently in a car caused an awful lot of offense last year.

After being posted to social media with the caption: "A picture to share, the photo quickly did the rounds and got over 65,000 shares in under 69 minutes.

However, it was soon taken down and banned from use.

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The reason?

According to The Metro, Chinese President Xi Jinping had been closely associated with the fictional bear since 2013, when bloggers noticed an uncanny resemblance between the pair.

Since then, Chinese censors have deleted all social media posts appearing to compare the honey-loving bear to the President.

Do you see the resemblance?

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WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 25: President XI Jinping of China participates in an arrival ceremony during an official State Visit on the south lawn of the White House grounds September 25, 2015 in Washington, DC. Later in the day Obama will meet with Xi in the Oval Office and also hold a joint news conference with the Chinese leader  (Photo by Chris Kleponis-Pool/Getty Images) Image via Getty