An episode of “The Simpsons” that lasers in on oppression in China has mysteriously disappeared from Disney+ in Hong Kong … but there are clues as to who caused it to be yanked.
The episode — titled “Goo Goo Gai Pan” — aired in 2005, chronicling the Simpsons’ trip to China. One of the main plotlines …. Marge’s sister, Selma, is there to adopt a baby, but the infant is yanked from her arms by a Chinese official.
In another scene, the fam visits Tiananmen Square … the legendary scene of protest, violence and defiance. A sign in the Square reads, “On this site, in 1989, nothing happened.” It’s a not-so-subtle dig at China trying to sanitize what actually went down.
Tibet is also part of the show — where religious oppression reigned supreme at the hands of Beijing.
So, as for why the episode was 86’d … nobody’s talking, but the streamer just debuted in Hong Kong and it seems there may have been a precondition courtesy of the Chinese Government for entry — scrub the episode.