Die hard fans of the Comedy Central series “South Park” have been voicing their opinions over the recent threats that were made towards the show’s creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone. Shortly after the airing of last week’s 200th episode a warning was posted on an Islamic website telling Parker and Stone to stop their portrayals of the Prophet Mohammad (he appeared in a bear suit) or they would face some serious consequences down the line. So what do you think happened in episode 201? They got censored!
Update: It turns out that Stone and Parker did NOT put the bleeps in my choice it was all Comedy Central’s doing.
In typical “South Park” fashion they played with their latest controversy by lacing the entire episode with useless bleeps. Whenever a character referred to Muhammad he got bleeped out. At one point it did become a nuisance but we guess that was their way of showing how ridiculous this whole thing is. Originally, the New York based website RevolutionMuslim.com wrote,
“We have to warn Matt and Trey that what they are doing is stupid and they will probably wind up like Theo Van Gogh for airing this show,” the posting reads. “This is not a threat, but a warning of the reality of what will likely happen to them.”
The quote was posted along with a photo of Van Gogh, a Dutch filmmaker who was murdered in 2004 after making a documentary on violence against Muslim women. They continued to say that this wasn’t a threat but a likely outcome if they continued with their parodies. Either way this “warning” ended up getting a boatload of media attention, which in turn made people want to watch the show even more. Nice try radical group but instead of scaring them away you just gave them new material.
Did you watch last night’s episode of South Park? What did you think of all the bleeps?