South Park is no stranger to "censorship" stamps, since creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone use them for comedic value. But now the show is being censored by its network, Comedy Central, according to CNN.com. Comedy Central inserted some of the stamps and bleeped out much more content than it usually does in a rcently episode that dealt with the Prophet Mohammed.
A spokesperson for the network said, "Comedy Central was responsible for the bleeps and not showing Mohammed in last night’s episode."
Comedy Central recently aired a two-part episode about Mohammed that caused a good bit of controversy, because it included a discussion over whether Mohammed could be show onscreen. Ultimately, he was depicted wearing a bear suit. A website for the Islamic group Revolution Muslim posted a warning to the South Park creators.
The post's author Abu Talhah al Amrikee wrote on the site, "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. This is not a threat, but a warning of the reality of what will likely happen to them."
He later clarified that his warning wasn't a call to violence at all, but just a voice for everyone who was offended by the show.
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Posted by news update at 10:24 PM