叶迎春内衣 (Ye Yingchun underwear / Yè Yíngchūn nèiyī) refers to an “incident” in 2011 when CCTV-4 news television anchor Ye Yingchun's bra strap accidentally slid down her shoulder and was accidentally exposed on air. Whether the addition of her name is to protect Ye's credibility or to prevent viewers from ogling her online, who knows. Regardless, the actual event seemed fairly innocent. In case you want to see just how “scandalous” the wardrobe malfunction was, here’s the image that circulated on tabloid blogs:
In a break from our usual series of highlighting words blocked from searching on Weibo, for the next two days I’ll be looking more deeply at the keywords on chat messenger app LINE’s “bad words” list. For more about this series, see this introductory post.