China Raises Ruckus by Banning Winslet's 3D Breasts

Official explanation is a fake, but decision still isn't going over well
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Apr 13, 2012 12:03 AM CDT
Updated Apr 13, 2012 12:27 AM CDT
This is as far as it goes in the Chinese version of the new Titanic.   (Paramount)

(Newser) – Here's the naked truth: The Chinese will not get the full Titanic effect. Kate Winslet's bare breasts in the 3D version of the movie are being censored in China. "Considering the vivid 3D effects, we fear that viewers may reach out their hands for a touch, and thus interrupt other people's viewing," explained a widely cited statement from China's State Administration of Radio, Film, and Television. Delicious as that explanation might be, Gawker notes that the quote is a fake, and probably originated here. Nevertheless, the decision to dull the Winslet flash isn't popular, notes MSNBC. "I've been waiting almost 15 years, and not for the 3D icebergs," grumbled a Chinese fan on an Internet forum.

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