The new movie Christopher Robin will not be released in China and without an official reason. Many believe it is because Winnie the Pooh has been banned there since last year, since it hurts the leader's feelings. Authorities have been blocking images of the character on social media because of memes and bloggers likening Xi’s appearance to the yellow bear.
In 2013, social media users started passing around a picture of Xi walking alongside President Barack Obama and compared it to an image of Winnie the Pooh and his pal Tigger. The memes just kept coming.
Xi apparently did not like the comparison and Chinese censors started to block images of Pooh from being shared on social media and removed it from all other apps.