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CumminsTurbo
04-22-10, 05:14 PM
http://livefeed.hollywoodreporter.com/2010/04/south-park-censorship-.html


After last week's episode of the Comedy Central series sparked a threat (and yes, it was certainly a threat) from a radical Islamic website, the network has cracked-down-for-their-own-good on creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone during last night's continuation of the show's storyline.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/television/news/e3i76c0f8a6ea10f504b27bd5cf5def774c


"We have to warn Matt (Stone) and Trey (Parker) that what they are doing is stupid and they will probably wind up like Theo Van Gogh for airing this show," said a posting on website RevolutionMuslim.com.

The website posted a graphic photo of slain Dutch filmmaker Theo Van Gogh, who was killed in 2004 by an Islamic militant over a movie he made that accused Islam of condoning violence against women.

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Gumby
04-22-10, 05:19 PM
sad.

These radical Muslim guys sure are sensitive about their religion. It comes off to me as a lack of faith on the part of the radical Musilms.

"I am so insecure about what I believe that if anyone says anything against it, I will kill them"

moving-target
04-22-10, 05:21 PM
damn network cowards

Kanati
04-22-10, 05:25 PM
unreal...

Xavsnipe
04-22-10, 05:36 PM
damn network cowards


I dont know man...If Im personally threatened by a radical islamic group...Id delete that scene too...not worth getting my head chopped off on the internet.

Cojiro
04-22-10, 05:40 PM
lets all get pushed around by threats from a website.

didnt south park do something making fun of this exact same thing a year ago?

619summon
04-22-10, 05:42 PM
great..now the hardcore Christan's are gonna what the same thing. ::)

i think this is bad what CC did because it shows fear, and seeing some of the stuff they air after hours this is wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy out of line.


fuck'em this makes me mad.

i8pptuakamonstercam
04-22-10, 05:54 PM
Ya, really who gives a shit. Can't these people go on with their own lives and not worry about every damn thing that happens dealing with their religion.

People make fun of Jesus and God all the time but that wont stop me from living my life, just live your lives!

hawgballs
04-22-10, 06:15 PM
http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg234/hawgballs/soto_202.png

DonVitoJr
04-22-10, 06:25 PM
That episode was fucking hilarious, i cant think of why they would want to censor him in the first place.

dex71
04-22-10, 06:47 PM
Fuck'em.

It is against the Muslim faith to put up any kind of picture of Muhammad. So if you are Muslim,don't do it. Otherwise,who gives a rats ass what they think....their religion shouldn't interfere with other people's Freedom of Speech. I can understand the network censoring it out...they don't need the hassle of these morons doing something stupid (as if killing isn't against the Koran). Maybe they should worry a bit more about a bunch of murderers hijacking their religion,than a cartoon show that rips on everyone. Grow some skin....or shut the fuck up.

Those episodes were hilarious.Even the censoring was funny.....sarcastic as Hell.

@ Hawg.....GREAT card! :9

Red_Lizard2
04-22-10, 06:51 PM
Maybe they should worry a bit more about a bunch of murderers hijacking their religion,than a cartoon show that rips on everyone. Grow some skin....or shut the fuck up.


I'm pretty sure the people making the biggest stink about it are the bunch of murderers hijacking the religion.

Silent_Crow
04-22-10, 08:05 PM
Buddha snorting cocaine, Jesus watching porn, and they cant even SAY Muhammad.

These radicals are not helping their religion at all. At least the westboro baptists are non-violent.

WorstPE
04-22-10, 08:36 PM
CC didn't censor them. They did it themselves to make fun of radical muslims.

But I find it funny before 9/11South Park had an episode of Muhamad inthe Super Best Friends. No uproar. No threats. Now it's a no no.

Now the radicals just need to pull their heads out of their asses and accept that the world has multiple religions and we won't know who is right until after we die. Just like in South Park.

...bigdog...
04-22-10, 10:14 PM
CC didn't censor them. They did it themselves to make fun of radical muslims.

I don't believe the hype either.

I think the joke is on us, the american viewers. Think about the big picture. Last time it got censored, it was a big stink, where perhaps south park creators wanted to stand up to tyranny and show mohammed. Fine. But this time?

CC didn't add the censor bar over mohammed, in either of the alst 2 episodes. It was animated into the story (otherwise, the scene where tom cruise becomes immune to criticism turning into a censor block wouldn't make sense visually). And the bleeps.....the final speech makes it pretty damn clear the bleeps were also part of the story. CC didn't bleep them...Matt and trey WROTE it to be bleeped. The typical SNL-like gag of beeping an entire conversation as if it's all cursewords, or translating 30 seconds of japanese into "yes, let's fight". Standard humor, especially when the long-bleep was repeated not once, but twice when jesus says "that's right stan, bleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep", and then santa clause "that's right, bleeeeeeeeeeeeeep".

So....then why did Matt and Trey make the statement on southparkstudios.com? Why did a "CC official" admit that CC was the one who added the bleeps (saying nothing about the censorship blocks)?

How else can matt and trey have the best of both worlds? They get to maintain their heir of defiance...making it appear as though they "Really did it" and showed mohammed, and only the evil corporate america pussed out.....not them, the creators. And secondly, to avoid being killed by muslim extremists....regardless of how minimal that threat may seem to any of us. Feel free to volunteer to work in the south park mail room if you think such threats are merely jokes.

What is the south park creator's agenda? To look cool, stay relevant, and stick it to the man, right? So...here they get to stick it to the man....CC gets to act like the typical corporate weasel catering to muslim extremism and PC-ness, and matt and trey don't get murdered by extremists....all the while with all of us believing they really WERE going to do it, and aww man, I guess we'll wait till next season. Matt and trey get to appear to stick it to the man, and muslim extremists get to show how ridiculous they are. Everybody wins.

Meaning...the people being made fun of in these episodes...really....were us. The viewers obsessed with silliness like offending muslims and showing mohammed. Such is why Cartman makes the comment "nobody cares about mohammed, people want to know who my real father is"....akward pause....to commercial.

Exactly. Joke's on us.

SovietDooM
04-22-10, 10:52 PM
WHAT YOUR SAYING ISLAMICS ARE VIOLENT!!! WE KILL YOU!!!!!

dex71
04-22-10, 11:00 PM
CC didn't censor them. They did it themselves to make fun of radical muslims.

I don't believe the hype either.

I think the joke is on us, the american viewers. Think about the big picture. Last time it got censored, it was a big stink, where perhaps south park creators wanted to stand up to tyranny and show mohammed. Fine. But this time?

CC didn't add the censor bar over mohammed, in either of the alst 2 episodes. It was animated into the story (otherwise, the scene where tom cruise becomes immune to criticism turning into a censor block wouldn't make sense visually). And the bleeps.....the final speech makes it pretty damn clear the bleeps were also part of the story. CC didn't bleep them...Matt and trey WROTE it to be bleeped. The typical SNL-like gag of beeping an entire conversation as if it's all cursewords, or translating 30 seconds of japanese into "yes, let's fight". Standard humor, especially when the long-bleep was repeated not once, but twice when jesus says "that's right stan, bleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep", and then santa clause "that's right, bleeeeeeeeeeeeeep".

So....then why did Matt and Trey make the statement on southparkstudios.com? Why did a "CC official" admit that CC was the one who added the bleeps (saying nothing about the censorship blocks)?

How else can matt and trey have the best of both worlds? They get to maintain their heir of defiance...making it appear as though they "Really did it" and showed mohammed, and only the evil corporate america pussed out.....not them, the creators. And secondly, to avoid being killed by muslim extremists....regardless of how minimal that threat may seem to any of us. Feel free to volunteer to work in the south park mail room if you think such threats are merely jokes.

What is the south park creator's agenda? To look cool, stay relevant, and stick it to the man, right? So...here they get to stick it to the man....CC gets to act like the typical corporate weasel catering to muslim extremism and PC-ness, and matt and trey don't get murdered by extremists....all the while with all of us believing they really WERE going to do it, and aww man, I guess we'll wait till next season. Matt and trey get to appear to stick it to the man, and muslim extremists get to show how ridiculous they are. Everybody wins.

Meaning...the people being made fun of in these episodes...really....were us. The viewers obsessed with silliness like offending muslims and showing mohammed. Such is why Cartman makes the comment "nobody cares about mohammed, people want to know who my real father is"....akward pause....to commercial.

Exactly. Joke's on us.


When you are right,you are right.

Sea Man was funny as Hell,though..... ;D

...bigdog...
04-22-10, 11:04 PM
WHAT YOUR SAYING ISLAMICS ARE VIOLENT!!! WE KILL YOU!!!!!
exactly.

And Matt and Trey got to make fun of the ridiculousness of that, all the while riding the line of not actually offending those who would want to kill them.

In effect....they chicken shitted out of doing what they said they were gonna do (show mohammed), their complaints about CC censoring them are.....lies?.... a coverup.... so they can maintain their street cred as being above censorship and control and stick it to the man.

But at the end of the day, they chicken shitted.

Thorsen
04-23-10, 12:38 AM
WHAT YOUR SAYING ISLAMICS ARE VIOLENT!!! WE KILL YOU!!!!!
exactly.

And Matt and Trey got to make fun of the ridiculousness of that, all the while riding the line of not actually offending those who would want to kill them.

In effect....they chicken shitted out of doing what they said they were gonna do (show mohammed), their complaints about CC censoring them are.....lies?.... a coverup.... so they can maintain their street cred as being above censorship and control and stick it to the man.

But at the end of the day, they chicken shitted.


Not that I disagree with your hypothesis, but you do know that in an earlier season they have an episode where they blatantly show mo..mu... however you spell it, say his name and everything.

Silent_Crow
04-23-10, 01:03 AM
http://images.southparkstudios.com/media/images/504/superbestfriends.gif
Muhammad on the right.

i8pptuakamonstercam
04-23-10, 01:24 AM
CC didn't censor them. They did it themselves to make fun of radical muslims.

I don't believe the hype either.

I think the joke is on us, the american viewers. Think about the big picture. Last time it got censored, it was a big stink, where perhaps south park creators wanted to stand up to tyranny and show mohammed. Fine. But this time?

CC didn't add the censor bar over mohammed, in either of the alst 2 episodes. It was animated into the story (otherwise, the scene where tom cruise becomes immune to criticism turning into a censor block wouldn't make sense visually). And the bleeps.....the final speech makes it pretty damn clear the bleeps were also part of the story. CC didn't bleep them...Matt and trey WROTE it to be bleeped. The typical SNL-like gag of beeping an entire conversation as if it's all cursewords, or translating 30 seconds of japanese into "yes, let's fight". Standard humor, especially when the long-bleep was repeated not once, but twice when jesus says "that's right stan, bleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep", and then santa clause "that's right, bleeeeeeeeeeeeeep".

So....then why did Matt and Trey make the statement on southparkstudios.com? Why did a "CC official" admit that CC was the one who added the bleeps (saying nothing about the censorship blocks)?

How else can matt and trey have the best of both worlds? They get to maintain their heir of defiance...making it appear as though they "Really did it" and showed mohammed, and only the evil corporate america pussed out.....not them, the creators. And secondly, to avoid being killed by muslim extremists....regardless of how minimal that threat may seem to any of us. Feel free to volunteer to work in the south park mail room if you think such threats are merely jokes.

What is the south park creator's agenda? To look cool, stay relevant, and stick it to the man, right? So...here they get to stick it to the man....CC gets to act like the typical corporate weasel catering to muslim extremism and PC-ness, and matt and trey don't get murdered by extremists....all the while with all of us believing they really WERE going to do it, and aww man, I guess we'll wait till next season. Matt and trey get to appear to stick it to the man, and muslim extremists get to show how ridiculous they are. Everybody wins.

Meaning...the people being made fun of in these episodes...really....were us. The viewers obsessed with silliness like offending muslims and showing mohammed. Such is why Cartman makes the comment "nobody cares about mohammed, people want to know who my real father is"....akward pause....to commercial.

Exactly. Joke's on us.


Unless I am mis reading your post, I thought it was pretty obvious that the creators of the show censored Muhammad as part of the joke. I do not think it was them trying to cover up that they were trying to show it but didn't. They meant for it to be like that. Personally I do not think that Matt and Trey are trying to "stick it to the man" or anyone, and looking at the history of CC they have always worried about what matt and trey do.

Remember the episode where they said shit like 200 times, CC was worried about that..etc. Pretty much any episode of south park there is some thing between them and CC.

...bigdog...
04-23-10, 10:15 AM
Not that I disagree with your hypothesis, but you do know that in an earlier season they have an episode where they blatantly show mo..mu... however you spell it, say his name and everything.
of course. Means nothing about this episode, and then being sissy pants about it.

...bigdog...
04-23-10, 10:20 AM
Unless I am mis reading your post, I thought it was pretty obvious that the creators of the show censored Muhammad as part of the joke. I do not think it was them trying to cover up that they were trying to show it but didn't. They meant for it to be like that. Personally I do not think that Matt and Trey are trying to "stick it to the man" or anyone, and looking at the history of CC they have always worried about what matt and trey do.

Remember the episode where they said shit like 200 times, CC was worried about that..etc. Pretty much any episode of south park there is some thing between them and CC.


You are misreading my post. MAtt and trey are saying, straight up, that the version that was played was heavily censored by CC. And I don't believe that. The humor is obviously in the censor bars themselves, and what they mean, figuratively.


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.

They had no intention of showing mohammed, at all (which goes against the whole speech they gave in that boingboing interview or whoever it was with, saying how tragic it was that the western media world sold out the danish guys who printed the images years ago, when normally all media outlets would protect eachother by all running the images...a herd immunity type of protection, where "they can't kill us all" and diminishing the backlash by dispersing it among all media outlets.

Can't make that speech, and then still not show mohammed. And the bleeps......were intentional. Straight up. Who knows about the individual mohammed ones...but the moral of the story speeches....most definitely part of the script.

Graverunner
04-23-10, 11:13 AM
It does seem to make sense that they put the bleeps in themselves, but then they would show it on SouthPark Studios, instead it says they aren't licensed to play the episode or something like that. Not putting the episode online seems like its going a little far just to make it look like someone else edited the audio.

Silent_Crow
04-23-10, 02:37 PM
http://www.southparkstudios.com/news/3878

I dunno, I think they are sincere.

...bigdog...
04-23-10, 02:45 PM
http://www.southparkstudios.com/news/3878

I dunno, I think they are sincere.
at least they want to look that way....don't they?

I don't know about you, but if I was an artist...musical or movie or whatever....and my final product was eviscerated prior to production, I'd make a bigger stink (maybe go on Oprah, or CNN/FNC which have been covering this) to tell my story, and how viacom/CC is bullshit, etc.

Interesting they don't do that, but Seth McFarland, last night on Larry King, did.

BigHub
04-23-10, 02:56 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4WSOif-1bHA