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Chinese state media weighs in on fandom debate crackdown as Beijing’s shake-up of the entertainment industry continues



In a new official report on Tuesday, China’s state broadcaster CCTV bashed fan clubs and “malicious fandom culture” once again, amid an ongoing national crackdown on entertainment circles.The CCTV report explored the hierarchy and behaviour of fan clubs. Within fandom circles, people have different tasks. A small percentage at the top is called “fan heads”, who give assignments to others to increase their idols’ exposure and encourage consumption.A fan surnamed Chen told CCTV that the fan heads…



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