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Apr 09, 2015 07:07 PM

Media Watch: State Media Has Little Sympathy for TV Personality Who Insulted Mao

(Beijing) – State media outlets have shown little sympathy for a well-known TV presenter who can be seen in video clip singing a crude song about Mao Zedong.

The video clip, apparently shot on a smartphone during a dinner, shows a side of 56-year-old Bi Fujian different than the one TV viewers know. "Grandpa Bi" has, after all, made a name for himself as a funny, wholesome host of popular variety and talent shows on CCTV, the state broadcaster.

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