Posted by Sophie-Ha Wednesday, May 26, 2021

'Youth With You' with BLACKPINK's Lisa is canceled right before season finale as Chinese government puts a ban to all idol competition shows


The Chinese version of the 'Produce 101' series, 'Youth With You,' has been gaining much attention and popularity with BLACKPINK's Lisa joining the show as one of the mentors.

The idol audition program has gained so much popularity as it continued to air three seasons and find countless idol members through the show. Unfortunately, the show met an early ending right before the finale as the Chinese government implemented a ban on idol audition shows.

The Chinese government published a statement saying that the government has banned all idol competition shows. In turn, 'Youth With You' Season 3 has come to an end without airing the finale. This means that the idol contestants will not be able to debut as well. 

Netizens were amazed by the sudden discontinuation of the popular idol show and baffled by the government's ban. Netizens commented, "China is definitely a communist country," "Wow, that's so sad for the contestants," "The power of communism at its best," "I don't like audition programs either but shouldn't they finish what they started at least?" "That's so sudden, lol," "Why are they shutting down the program though?" "Wow..." and "I'm just speechless at how China works."

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german-potato85 pts Wednesday, May 26, 2021 18
Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Actually this post doesn't tell the whole truth lol...

The government took the milk incident as a reason to stop, not idol shows, but shows with such a voting system (not sure if they banned voting in TV shows in general or just buying stuff to get votes) .


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skinnycultures211 pts Wednesday, May 26, 2021 3
Wednesday, May 26, 2021

This article doesn’t tell the whole story behind why this decision was made but, to those who don’t know how all Chinese Shows work, online or on tv, they are all sponsored, most times they will have a drink sponsor whether it’s some milk or soda or tea, it doesn’t matter regardless. (It’s not a requirement to be sponsored by milk, but it just happens that drink companies end up spending millions to gain the sponsorship more than any other company). Therefore all of these survival shows in the past have been sponsored by drinks, youth with you and chuang are both sponsored by a milk drink and it was discovered that to get votes, fans were buying the milk and pouring and wasting buckets and bucket of it. This is food waste and it goes against policies, which is why all these shows are cancelled for the time being.


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