Not Funny: Comedy Central Accused of Self-Censorship of South Park

We previously posted on the death threats levied against South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, here. The extremists appear to have succeeded. Comedy Central confirmed that they blocked out mention of Mohammad’s name and image in the later episode.

South Park’s series continued yesterday with the “Prophet Muhammad” bleeped out and the character blocked out with a large label reading “censored.”

Comedy Central’s actions will serve to embolden and encourage similar attacks against other writers and artists. There is certainly nothing funny about that.

The program has routinely mad fun of Jesus and other religious figures.

The decision is reminiscent of the disgraceful decision by Yale University Press to delete all of the controversial cartoons in a book on the earlier controversy, here.

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46 thoughts on “Not Funny: Comedy Central Accused of Self-Censorship of South Park”

  1. Blouise said:

    “I don’t expect some Comedy Central secretary’s life, taken by a crazy Muslim because she was the only one he could reach, is worth it.”

    I don’t expect Thomas Jefferson agreed with you – “The tree of liberty must be watered from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants” Many brave men and women have given their lives for the freedoms that we enjoy and when we abandon our principles in the face of threats we cede victory to bullies and thugs. Ben Franklin said it best, “Those Who Sacrifice Liberty For Security Deserve Neither.”

  2. I love it! 2 meows and a paws up

    Threats by foreign subjects against the citizenry of the USA are not threats against free speech at home, they are acts of terrorism. YES

    The Corporation Viacom censored South Park. YES

    Viacom has impinged on South Parks right of free speech to proect profits. Maybe, viacom may own some of the rights to what M&T do on South Park.

    They should be held accountable by the powers that be to protect the tenets of our Constitution and Bill of Rights. -do you think this will ever happen? what would it take?

    Foreign subjects should never be allowed to piss us off while we denigrate the tenets of their beliefs…….YEAH! cause we’re the man dude.

    Enron, Halliburton, Worldcom, Adelphia, Warnaco, Tyco……and on and on

    Matt and Trey would probably do very well without the corporate cowards. _oh yeah, now you’re talkin!

  3. Well if you don’t think I think fascism (resulting from the campaign graft system) is the primary problem with our government, you need to re-read my posts more carefully, Woot. As to the “poop” on my shoes, save your condescension for someone who cares, oh that which kisses Viacom corporate butt while agreeing they are violating civil rights in their censorship.

    Poop, Janus?

    Cat’s clean themselves with their tongues.

    Look out!

    You got some on you. And it’s of your own making, double talker.


  4. I don’t dig in other peeps boxes, but if you ever put some wings to your words
    regarding Corporate nefariousness….then I’ll be thrilled to clean the poopay off your shoes…

    ….and I wasn’t apologizing for the dwarf corps….I was saying that endangering Matt and trey for doing something unnecessary was not necessary.

    Corporations have been violating the rights, safety and general well being of the citizenry for a very long time…free speech is not the trump card in this instance, IMHO.

  5. I wasn’t the cat who dragged poop into the conversation so clean your own liter box before digging in mine, m’kay?

  6. Don’t be nasty Buddha, we don’t agree about somethings but in the substance of ideal we agree…

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