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Updated 11:29 AM EDT, Tue, Jun 16, 2020

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Media Watchdog Calls Out Internet Celebrity Papi Jiang for Using Foul Languages

Internet celebrity vlogger Papi Jiang promises to mind her words and image carefully after being reprimanded by media officials.

(Photo : YouTube Screenshot) Internet celebrity vlogger Papi Jiang promises to mind her words and image carefully after being reprimanded by media officials.

One of China's rising cyber celebrity star Papi Jiang committed to watch her words after receiving warnings from the Chinese government.

The vlogger was reprimanded by media officials because of her use of foul languages. This comes after President XI Jinping called for a "clean and righteous" cyberspace, which is China's attempt to clean and regulate the Chinese internet, urging its netizens to behave promptly online.

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In a statement released, the Chinese online celebrity publicly said that "as a media personality," she will now start to mind her "words and image." She added that she will now make necessary corrections to meet the state's standards.

People's Daily published a short story citing media officials that the 29-year-old Internet celebrity, whose real name is Jiang Yilei, had been "disciplined and corrected for her use of foul language, the BBC News reported.

Although it is unclear how extensive the swearing used in her transmissions, the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television said on Monday that it removed the clips offline to "get rid of vulgar and coarse content" and will only be published online again if the content follows the state's regulation.

On Monday night, Papi Jiang, who rose to fame from posting self-produced humorous videos, released a short statement on her Weibo account, thanking her fans for their continued support and hints of being reprimanded.

"As a self-made media figure, I will also be more careful of my words and image, resolutely responding to requests for correction in internet clips, and broadcast positive energy for everyone," she said.

Meanwhile, fans sent their support to her and criticized the government.

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