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很黄很暴力 (hěn huáng hěn bàolì): very erotic, very violent
 
很黄很暴力 (hěn huáng hěn bàolì): very erotic, very violent
  
This is part of a statement given by a young schoolgirl in December 2007. In a piece produced by CCTV’s flagship ''Xinwen Lianbo'' program on the easy availability of “unhealthy and vulgar internet content,” On the program, the young girl stated, “The last time that I got on the Internet to search for information, a web page popped up suddenly. It was very erotic and very violent. I hurried and closed the page.” (See YouTube video of broadcast, [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3qUeMFycxM here].)
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[[File:yellow2.jpg|250px|thumb|left]] [[file:yellow.jpg|250px|thumb|left|''“Very erotic, very violent!”'']]In a December 2007 segment produced by CCTV’s flagship program ''News Simulcast'' (新闻联播 Xīnwén Liánbō) on the easy availability of “unhealthy and vulgar Internet content,” a young girl fretted, “The last time that I got on the Internet to search for information, a web page popped up suddenly. It was very erotic and very violent. I hurried and closed the page.” (Her appearance is available in Chinese on YouTube [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3qUeMFycxM here].)
  
Netizens found the phrase humorous because they wondered how a webpage could be both violent and erotic (sadomasochistic web pages are extremely rare in China), and how such a website could appear unless the girl was looking for such content (which is unlikely given her age). Thus, people suspected that she had been fed her lines.
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Netizens wondered how a web page could be both violent and erotic (sadomasochistic web pages are extremely rare in China) and how such a website could appear unless the girl was looking for such content (which would be unlikely given her age). People suspected that she had been fed her lines.
  
The term and its parodies became very popular on the internet. A search for the term in Chinese (in June 2010) produced nearly four million results.
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Her statement is similar to that of [[Gao Ye]], who claimed that his friend had become very [[disturbed]] from viewing pornographic content on the web. Gao Ye was later outed as a CCTV intern.
  
The incident is similar to that involving [[Gao Ye]] who claimed that his friend had become very [[disturbed]] from viewing pornographic content on the web. Gao Ye was later outed as a CCTV intern.
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“Very erotic, very violent” has stood the test of time: a search for the phrase on Weibo in February 2013 returned over two million results.
 
 
For more on this phrase see [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Very_erotic_very_violent here] (English) and [http://zh.wikipedia.org/zh/%E5%BE%88%E9%BB%84%E5%BE%88%E6%9A%B4%E5%8A%9B here] (Chinese).
 
 
 
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[[Category: Grass-Mud Horse Lexicon]]
 
[[Category: Grass-Mud Horse Lexicon]]

Revision as of 17:39, 6 February 2013

很黄很暴力 (hěn huáng hěn bàolì): very erotic, very violent

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“Very erotic, very violent!”
In a December 2007 segment produced by CCTV’s flagship program News Simulcast (新闻联播 Xīnwén Liánbō) on the easy availability of “unhealthy and vulgar Internet content,” a young girl fretted, “The last time that I got on the Internet to search for information, a web page popped up suddenly. It was very erotic and very violent. I hurried and closed the page.” (Her appearance is available in Chinese on YouTube here.)

Netizens wondered how a web page could be both violent and erotic (sadomasochistic web pages are extremely rare in China) and how such a website could appear unless the girl was looking for such content (which would be unlikely given her age). People suspected that she had been fed her lines.

Her statement is similar to that of Gao Ye, who claimed that his friend had become very disturbed from viewing pornographic content on the web. Gao Ye was later outed as a CCTV intern.

“Very erotic, very violent” has stood the test of time: a search for the phrase on Weibo in February 2013 returned over two million results.