Friday, April 14, 2006

Comedy Central censoring South Park

AP: 'South Park' creators banned from showing image of Islamic prophet

NEW YORK - Banned by Comedy Central from showing an image of the Islamic prophet Muhammad, the creators of "South Park" skewered their own network for hypocrisy in the cartoon's most recent episode.

The comedy - in an episode aired during Holy Week for Christians - instead featured an image of Jesus Christ defecating on President Bush and the American flag.

In an elaborately constructed two-part episode of their Peabody Award-winning cartoon, "South Park" creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker intended to comment on the controversy created by a Danish newspaper's publishing of caricatures of Muhammad. Muslims consider any physical representation of their prophet to be blasphemous.

South Park has always been unafraid to offend anybody and everybody. I think that's why the show is so popular.

Episodes like Trapped in the Closet, which made fun of scientology, Two Days Before the Day After Tomorrow, making fun of global warming and Katrina, are what I think makes the show what it is.

The most controversy about that episode, however, is the part where they showed Jesus and President Bush defecating on each other and the American flag.

I'm a Christian AND a Bush supporter... do you think I was bothered by that one bit?

Nope. Unlike most people, I can take a joke.

Lighten up, people.

(Cross-posted at

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