Comedy Central caves in to terrorist

United States
April 22, 2010 2:27pm CST
We have all heard about the South Park episode that has the Muslim extremists up in arms. They have threatened the lives of the creators of the show. Well it looks like their terrorist threats won. The espisode in question was actually a TWO part episode. After the death threats Comedy Central decided to censor the continuation episode (part two) by bleeping out any reference to the Prophet Muhammad.They also covered the character with a large block labeled "Censored." Comedy Central has also said neither episode would be available on their website. Looks like Comedy Central let the terrorist win. They did not stand up for our freedom and censored the show to suit the terrorist. Shame on you comedy central. This will just encourage them to keep up the threats. What do you think? Should they have censored the second episode? Should they have pulled the episodes off their site? Did they do the right thing? Or did they chicken out?
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@laglen (19782)
• United States
22 Apr 10
crap that explains why we couldnt find it. We dont watch tv, so we wait for it to be online. I will look, I am sure somebody bootlegged it! I think it is awful that Comedy Central caved. Very disappointing!
@laglen (19782)
• United States
22 Apr 10
Posted on: 04.22.10 A Statement from Matt and Trey In the 14 years we've been doing South Park we have never done a show that we couldn't stand behind. We delivered our version of the show to Comedy Central and they made a determination to alter the episode. It wasn't some meta-joke on our part. Comedy Central added the bleeps. In fact, Kyle's customary final speech was about intimidation and fear. It didn't mention Muhammad at all but it got bleeped too. We'll be back next week with a whole new show about something completely different and we'll see what happens to it.
• United States
22 Apr 10
Comedy Central owes Try Parker and Matt Stone an apology. They should also re-air the show without the consorship. I can't believe they caved in to terrorist demands.
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@laglen (19782)
• United States
23 Apr 10
I know, its nuts. If the makers of South Park did not want to cave, then Comedy Central should not have.
@spalladino (17925)
• United States
23 Apr 10
Comedy Central has no backbone. In my opinion, bending to the will of terrorists makes them stronger. Not only should they have broadcast the second episode without censoring it...they should have broadcast BOTH episodes a second time.
• United States
2 May 10
I agree. Comedy Central needs to rebroadcast them both unedited. They should never had bowed to their threats.
@Taskr36 (13925)
• United States
22 Apr 10
I'm thoroughly disgusted. Thumbs up to Matt Stone and Trey Parker for having the balls to do a solid episode and not be cowed by terrorists. A big thumbs down to the cowards at CC for caving in to terrorists and neutering the episode. It's truly pathetic that in the land of free speech a network famous for mocking people, sometimes with outright hatred, will bow down to terrorists and let THEM dictate what is off limits. Here's the official statement from Matt Stone and Trey Parker about what was done to their work. In the 14 years we’ve been doing South Park we have never done a show that we couldn’t stand behind. We delivered our version of the show to Comedy Central and they made a determination to alter the episode. It wasn’t some meta-joke on our part. Comedy Central added the bleeps. In fact, Kyle’s customary final speech was about intimidation and fear. It didn’t mention Muhammad at all but it got bleeped too. We’ll be back next week with a whole new show about something completely different and we’ll see what happens to it.
• United States
22 Apr 10
Shame on CC for doing it. They should have aired it as is. They are allowing terrorist to censor our country. I hope Stone and Parker do a show ripping CC for what they did. That would be fun to watch.
@gewcew23 (8011)
• United States
22 Apr 10
Good job you gutless wonders. Here take your linguine spine with you.
• United States
22 Apr 10
I agree. I mean seriously guys...did you back down on Tom Cruise? Canada? Jewish people? Heck have they EVER backed down or censored themselves on anyone or any group EVER? No. So why now? They gave in to terrorist demands that is why. We don't negociate with terrorists. Someone needs to explain that to CC. This will just encourage them to do it again to anyone who does anything they dont like.
@II2aTee (2560)
• United States
22 Apr 10
I was slightly dissapointed, but not very surprised. I still enjoyed the episode from a comedic standpoint. And the underlying message was still readily available for anyone willing to open their mind and embrace it. If you wander over to the Religion section of MyLot you will see a recently created discussion by a Muslim who asks the question why no one gets offended when God or Jesus is made fun of on TV. Its a very stark cultural contrast and I dont know if Muslims can ever really understand. Just like we in America have a hard time understanding why it's such a big deal. I am not bashing Muslims, and my comment is not meant to sound racist. Just pointing out a blatant cultural difference. South Park tried to tackle the issue, which in itself is commendable, but failed to follow through. It's going to take time for understanding to seep in on both sides, and at least now the discussion has at least been initiated. The seed has been planted. It's a start.
• United States
22 Apr 10
I have been a fan of south park for years. They pick on everyone. No holds barred. But I was diappointed in Comedy Centrals decision to censor the second episode. It is giving in to terrorist demands. It is allowing the rest of us to be censored because of their demands. Which should not happen in this country. I know the Muslims and American's look at religion and thinks like south park differently....but at the end of hte day....what right do they have to threaten to kill people because they don't like a cartoon....get a life...grow up and get over it.