Posted December 17, 2020
Ironically, I would say it isn't anything to do with skin or brittleness. China is not a democratic country, so one has to think about it from that perspective. Say back in the feudal ages, if a subject of a court were to outright yell at the king, hurl vulgarities or say something scandalous, will the king just quietly let it go? Absolutely not, right? Because if he does so, it would weaken his rule as his subjects will think he is a doormat and stop respecting him. I believe this is the case when it comes to anything regarding the Chinese government. It's more about enforcement of view than anything else.
Enebias: a stupid joke about China's current ruler isn't a big deal, and if God Emperor Xi can't take any kind of humor he should visit a psychiatrist for self esteem issues.
toxicTom: Agreed. It's the with Mohammed jokes that lead to the deaths of a magazine staff in Paris (Charlie Hebdo shooting). If your divine figure can't take a joke, it's a pretty brittle one...
For Muslims, it's religious fanaticism where a swath of people self-appointed themselves defenders of their "adored" Mohamed to the point where they'd get very extreme about it. Even though Mohamed isn't real and does not exist.