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Archive for Friday, April 23, 2010

‘South Park’ producers say network cut speech

April 23, 2010

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— Producers of “South Park” said Thursday that Comedy Central removed a speech about intimidation and fear from their show after a radical Muslim group warned that they could be killed for insulting the Prophet Muhammad.

It came during about 35 seconds of dialogue between the cartoon characters of Kyle, Jesus Christ and Santa Claus that was bleeped out.

“It wasn’t some meta-joke on our part,” producers Trey Parker and Matt Stone said. Comedy Central declined to comment.

Earlier this week, the radical group Revolution Muslim said on its website that “South Park” had insulted the prophet during last week’s episode by depicting him in a bear costume.

“Kyle’s customary final speech was about intimidation and fear,” Parker and Stone said. “It didn’t mention Muhammad at all but it got bleeped. … We’ll be back next week with a whole new show about something completely different and we’ll see what happens to it.”

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geekin_topekan 4 years, 6 months ago

Comedy Central (Time Warner?) has surrendered to Islam.

Crazy.

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jmadison 4 years, 6 months ago

Comedy Central practices censorship. Will Jon Stewart or Colbert rage against this infringement on free speech?

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TopJayhawk 4 years, 6 months ago

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just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 4 years, 6 months ago

" It shows they are not to be reasoned with "

You have at least this much in common with them.

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Flap Doodle 4 years, 6 months ago

Comedy Central didn't want the Theo Van Gogh treatment. What they heard was, "Don't raise your voice, dhimmi or Satan will make meatballs from your buttocks."

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rbwaa 4 years, 6 months ago

Jonathan, why is this account not banned for its spam and advertising?

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rbwaa 4 years, 6 months ago

is it because its username changes so often that its hard to keep up with it? if so, isn't there some other way to control it?

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jaywalker 4 years, 6 months ago

Aaah. Islam. It's just soooo misunderstood. Nothing says rationality like killing over cartoons.

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rbwaa 4 years, 6 months ago

i decided to suggest removal; hopefully it will take care of this one...

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rbwaa 4 years, 6 months ago

Thanks, Jonathan, i will continue to suggest removal of the spam advertising every time i see it and encourage others to do it as well.

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