A Chinese art college has hit out against the procedures, suggesting that cosmetic surgery would impair facial expression, which is important to performance art.

“We decided to ban those applicants who have had cosmetic surgery in this year’s entrance exam,” Dong Liang, dean of the film and television school under Shandong University of Art, announced in the art exam press conference, March 1, 2018.

“Occupation like actor or compere will draw attention from millions of people. If you have had cosmetic surgery, even a micro plastic, it affects your subtle facial expressions,” added Dong.