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Dec 02, 2021 08:41 PM
CHINA

Trending in China: Suspected Poisoning of Cat by Producers of Popular TV Drama Sparks Anger

The graphic nature and realism of the scene sparked widespread controversy online. Photo: A screenshot from the
The graphic nature and realism of the scene sparked widespread controversy online. Photo: A screenshot from the "Marvelous Women" Weibo account

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There has been a public outcry online recently over allegations of animal cruelty leveled at the production company behind popular drama “Marvelous Women” (当家主母). The claims are over an explicit scene in which a real cat is apparently shown dying. The realism of the depiction had netizens on Weibo demanding that the crew release on-set footage to prove the cat was still alive and unharmed.

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