Before “Men in Black 3” was released in China, Chinese censors cut out 13 minutes of the Hollywood blockbuster.
Three scenes apparently offended the Chinese regime. The first scene shows an extraterrestrial alien disguised as a Chinese restaurant owner. The second scene shows a Chinese cashier girl attacking Will Smith’s character with her alien elastic green tongue. And the third scene shows Will Smith’s character erasing the memory of Chinese bystanders. China’s Southern Daily newspaper commented that it could be interpreted as a hint at the regime’s “use of internet censorship to maintain social stability.”