The act is considered "too pornographic"
New regulations within China's internet usage have imposed restrictions upon women wearing stocking, suspenders, or eating bananas in an erotic manner.
According to the New Express Daily, the Ministry of Culture announced it was investigating a number of popular live-streaming platforms for allegedly hosting pornographic or violent content that “harms social morality”.
Despite the government’s concerns, such sites are attracting more and more users in China. Particularly popular are webcam sessions where young women – and sometimes girls under 18 – entertain a predominantly male audience, often singing Chinese songs or chatting to their viewers.
New Express Daily cites data showing that 26% of live-streaming viewers are under 18, while 60% of those creating the content are under 22 years old. Three-quarters of those watching are male, it says.
Questions are being asked China's social media platforms as to how they plan to quantify what is or isn't "erotic banana eating", or whether males will still be allowed to eat the bananas in any manner they choose.