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Controversial Malaysian rapper Namewee, 38, and Taiwan-based Australian singer Kimberley Chen, 27, have been banned on Weibo following the release of their duet ‘Fragile’, which is deemed to have insulted the Chinese.

While the Mandarin ballad, which was released last Friday (Oct 15), presents itself as a "romantic and sweet love song", its lyrics paint a different picture.

Written by Namewee, the satirical song contains jabs at Chinese president Xi Jinping and touches on sensitive topics such as COVID-19, censorship, cancel culture and the Uighurs.

One line mentions a love for “dogs, cats, bats and civets” which apparently alludes to the pandemic, and another which goes, "It's illegal to breach the firewall, you'll be missed if the Pooh discovers it,” is a dig at the Chinese leader who has been likened to Winnie the Pooh by netizens.

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