Strangest Things That Have Been Banned In Countries

Some of the bans mentioned in the list have been lifted, but most of them are still existing.
The Top Ten
1 Time Travel - China

So any research on this field, even a mere speculation is banned too? What's the use of banning it anyway, there is no explainable physical law which can help us in going into the past. We only can go into the future, not vice-versa.

That makes no sense, they should keep working on it so they can earn a lot of money!

In fear that people will change its history, China banned time travel

Sorry China, but Doctor Who, Back To The Future, and Time Turners are fiction.

2 Gaming Consoles - China

Now I know the difference between China and Japan. China doesn't play gaming consoles but Japan does.

China has lifted the ban in 2014. I think they're making a huge mistake & they're about to have a console war.

Because a person beat the emperor od China at a game of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.

China banned Consoles because they make people lazy

3 Ketchup - France

It's not only ketchup alone, anything that has a tiniest bit relation to the English speaking world is banned there. Like many of the English words (like e-mail, fast food, blog, etc. ) used internationally are banned there, as it can endanger the French language (they say that they have found the French equivalent for these words, they don't need the English words to describe these things)

The ban was originally to preserve the French cuisine, Ketchup is still easily available in France

I wasn't aware of this one, and this is weird, because they are easy to find, no matter where..

Something is wrong with this country...

4 Ballet - Turkmenistan

Saparmurat Niyazov, the president has forbidden ballet!?
What an ars.

5 Winnie the Pooh - China

They banned Winnie the Pooh because some guy said their president looks like Pooh.

6 Jasmine - China

You banned a Disney Princess? That's weird.

Banning Disney Princess Is A Hobby Of China Emperor.

7 Chewing Gum - Singapore

Don't ever throw your chewed gum on the ground! I honestly think it's littering. And it's annoying when you step on it. Throw it in the trash.

In the past, Singapore used to be very dirty.The streets could be covered with gum.Now Singapore is very clean thanks to this ban

something is wrong here... this is just downright stupid. This country is wrong. Who would come here when there’s no gum? This is awful

I have a friend from Singapore and he told me people apparently played too many pranks involving gum and...I guess I'm not welcome because I love pranking. He also told me prank calls are illegal there. Damn, this is one strict government.

8 7 Words from Being Used by the CDC - United States


Usual American nonsense

9 McDonald's - Bolivia

McDonalds is evil, they had a reason to do this.

Now I wish I lived in Bolivia...

Just rude

The only South American country without McDonald's

10 Yellow Clothing - Malaysia

Yellow Clothing isn't the only item that is banned in Malaysia. The Cat in the Hat (a PlayStation 2 video game) is also banned in Malaysia due to copyright issues with Discovery Communications.

I've been to Malaysia, and there were a number of fellow Brits on the plane wearing yellow. And one wearing a SpongeBob SquarePants onesie. I'd hate to think what happened to them.

I can't wear chains in Malaysia? That sucks.

Does it even matter?

The Contenders
11 Emo Culture - Russia

I guess My Chemical Romance's albums aren't gonna sell well in Russia.

Russia doesn't want people to be sad so it makes them happier.

12 Valentine's Day - Saudi Arabia

I'm in a relationship and I celebrate valentines day but I still think it is pointless.

When Valentine's Day comes, somebody take me to Saudi Arabia.

Aren't they the lucky ones.

because they are stupid

13 Masturbation - Indonesia

And there are children who chain smoke in Indonesia so they need to fix their laws

14 Cell Phones - Cuba

They now have phones in Cuba

YES, I'm moving to Cuba.


15 Women's Driving - Saudi Arabia

Wow. That's offensive. Why do they still overpower men in some places.

I'm a man and I think this is very wrong. women deserve their rights

This is untrue woman can drive

Someone help me...

16 Jeans - North Korea

Banned for being "too American."

17 Having More Than One Child Per Family - China

Actually it's having more than one BIRTH in a family in China. You can still have twins!

I think they changed it to a 2 child policy.

18 Baby Girls - China

Voted to say: this is just the "boys first" sexist ideology in the past and is more significant under the one child policy. Now with two child policy this retarded ideology is dying fast, and we didn't ban baby girls at all. Just the influence of a retarded thought.

All above about China are wrong. but this one is true and it should be on the top of the list.

This has been lifted, but people still have been impacted...

If they keep that up their country will go extinct

19 Minecraft - Turkey

They are stupid to ban a game almost as good as ocarina of time.

I honestly wouldn't care. I prefer the Wii.

Is it because of herobrine?

Nightmare for the worst youtuber ever

20 Pigtails - China
21 Trolling - New Zealand

I honestly didn’t know that and I’m not sure how they define it.

22 Batman Costumes - Australia

I know why. Because Bad Luck Brian went as Batman one Halloween and his parents were killed. So Australia made sure that wouldn't happen to them.

Why can't I dress up as Batman? Because someone gonna kill my parents?

I’ve lived here for 16 years and never knew that.

23 Baby Walkers - Canada
24 People's Rights - Egypt


25 The PlayStation - China

They should ban xbox one instead of playstation

No Minecraft for me here ;-; That's really idiotic

Downright stupid

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