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Chinese State Media Scrubs References to Guo Yongyao Toad After Internet Notices a Resemblance to Former President

The Photoshop in question. COURTESY TWITTER USER THATS_BEIJING

The Photoshop in question.

COURTESY TWITTER USER @THATS_BEIJING

A giant inflatable toad sculpture in Beijing by Chinese artist Guo Yongyao has reportedly been part of a minor media coverup by the state news agency Xinhua, according to the AFP.

Stories mentioning the sculpture were reportedly deleted after a Photoshop of the toad wearing glasses similar to former Chinese President Jiang Zemin surfaced online. “Sorry, this news has been deleted,” said a message on the Xinhua site.

Read more at the AFP, via The New York Times.

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