Chinese government is putting limit on how much pay its movie stars get. government says that actors getting very high salaries is bad for society. Authorities say lot of actors try to avoid paying tax and their love of money is harmful. Government officials said they want to stop "money worship" in society and in movie industry because money is not most important thing in life. government also wants to try and stop celebrity culture from developing. It says many young people are "blindly chasing celebrities" and turning them into heroes, which is giving people false idea about what life is really like. government said movies should benefit society, not movie star bank accounts.
government has issued set of rules that tell movie production companies how to pay their movie stars. salaries of actors will be capped at 40 per cent of total cost of the movie. Furthermore, leading actors will receive no more than 70 per cent of total wages for entire cast. Many Chinese citizens said they support new rules. They say it is not good for society that "greedy" actors and celebrities are "showing off" their wealth and "Hollywood lifestyles". One Chinese citizen wrote on social media: "Society has given them too much and they give nothing back. They do not teach young people about value and importance of humility and community in China."