Thursday, April 13, 2006

South Park, Censored at Last...

How depressing that simply the spectre of a howling Muslim mob caused Comedy Central to censor tonight's episode of South Park. The blackened screen, declaring that Comedy Central refused to air the scene with Mohammed, was so out of character/style for this show that I'm convinced the censorship was genuine. Hey, you are talking about two guys who dropped acid at the Academy Awards a few years back (when "Blame Canada" was nominated for Best Song) - can you see them running scared at this point in the game?

Unless...was it all a riff on the Scientology episode, which Comedy Central now refuses to re-run? Did the blacked-out Mohammed really just represent the pulled episoded? Hmmm....

Blackfive expresses irritation here ; The Anchoress talks about poop; and Captains Quarters loves the dead-on spoof of the White House Press Corps.

Good link (WMP) to the speech in last week's episode defending free speech here.

UPDATE: The craven truth comes out:

Parker and Stone were angered when told by Comedy Central several weeks ago that they could not run an image of Muhammad, according to a person close to the show who didn't want to be identified because of the issue's sensitivity.
The network's decision was made over concerns for public safety, the person said.
Comedy Central said in a statement issued Thursday: "In light of recent world events, we feel we made the right decision." Its executives would not comment further.

Freakin' cowards...strike another win for the terrorists. Thanks, Hollywood! And of course, how dare we question your patriotism...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The black screen and text look exactly like the ones used to censor the parts of the episode where atheists stick food up their butts and crap out their mouths. I'm waiting for the press released before I decide if it was real or fake censorship - Muhammad did appear briefly in 'Super Best Friends' a few years ago, so who knows.