​Retired Porn Star's Mobile Game Commercial Gets Banned in China

Until he retired last year, Taka Kato was one of Japan's most famous male porn stars. He recently appeared in a Chinese mobile game commercial, which has raised the ire of the Chinese government.

In the commercial, Kato talked about he's known as "Goldfinger." With his raised two fingers, Kato says, "I've brought happiness to 8,000 women." You can watch the banned ad below.

He adds that he hasn't had such a good experience until he tried mobile game Max Strike from One Click Games (aka Shanghai Wanke Internet Technology). The game was available through the Apple App Store and Google Play, and the ad appeared on Max Strike's official website.

According to China.org, the ad has been banned by the Ministry of Culture. This comes as China is cracking down on using sex and porn stars to sell games: there are regulations stating that games using porn, gambling, or violence will be banned.

The Times of India reports the company also got in trouble for doing business online and selling virtual currency without the government's approval.

The Chinese government also issued a 172,000 yuan ($27,675) fine for the commercial, and the game itself was also banned. Sounds like Goldfinger has lost his magic touch.

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China bans mobile game for pornographic ads [The Times of India]

China punishes company using pornographic adverts [China.org]

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