Twitter Reacts To China’s Ban On The Big Bang Theory

April 28, 2014: Chinese authorities have ordered video streaming websites to take down The Big Bang Theory and three other American shows.

The Big Bang Theoryis among four major American series that Chinese authorities have ordered to be taken down from streaming video websites. The measure is an attempt to close a loophole in legislation which has let foreign shows run online, despite the fact that the shows are not allowed on television.

No reason has been provided unlike previous orders.

The State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television (SAPPRFT) issued the executive orders for video streaming sites to stop showing The Big Bang Theory, The Good Wife, NCIS and The Practice.

As soon as the news spread, people took to Twitter to register their reactions.     

Some of the fans of the show were downright outraged over the decision:

Others were perplexed over the rationale of the decision:

Interestingly, a lot of people were jubilant:

And, of course, a little sarcasm goes a long way: