The State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television (SARPPFT) commanded, although still not officially, that all stars and VIPs with “bad records” should not be present in any TV shows.
This announcement follows media hoopla surrounding Wang Quan, the filmmaker who was arrested for engaging in sex with a prostitute, and Jaycee Chan, who smoked some weed. This request will affect TV dramas, movies and entertainment shows. However, most television shows seem to have already followed the “clean” policy, generally avoiding hiring stars involved in prostitution, abuse or drugs.
Even Guo Jingming, director of the multi-successful Tiny Times saga, announced that he will fire Kai Ko Chen-tung in response to the media attention surrounding his drug charges.
Hard times for bad boys.
By Rita Andreetti