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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