‘South Park,’ Censored Over Mohammed, Hits Jesus
Posted on Apr 14, 2006
The creators of “South Park,” censored by Comedy Central when they attempted to show an image of the prophet Muhammed, aired instead an image of Jesus Christ defecating on President Bush and the American flag.
AP Via CNN:
NEW YORK (AP)—Banned by Comedy Central from showing an image of the Islamic prophet Mohammed, 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 Mohammed. Muslims consider any physical representation of their prophet to be blasphemous.
From Comedy Central
The boys of “South Park” were part of more controversy in the show’s latest episode—this time directed against Comedy Central’s refusal to show an image of Mohammed.