Weird Forbidden Things Around the World
Yellow Clothing in Malaysia
Not being allowed to wear your favorite yellow sweater? What a nightmare! And it’s not just T-shirts, but everything yellow, from belts to hats, wristbands, even shoelaces. In 2011, the Malaysian government banned the color yellow in clothing because it was the color of a group of opposition activists. The decision was particularly strange given the fact that yellow is a royal color in Malaysia, and very popular because Malaysians tend to look good in it.
Avatar in 2D in China
This one’s a cracker. The main theme in James Cameron‘s Avatar is people siding with an indigenous population against an imperialist force. Apparently, China did not like the idea so much. So they thought of a solution: to ban the movie in 2D. Since China has almost no 3D theaters, it was very simple to prevent the people from watching the movie.