The Pendleton Panther

Did South Park Go Too Far?

Posted on: April 29, 2010

Trey Parker and Matt Stone

In a recent episode, titled “201”, South Park really pushed the boundaries of respect by doing just the following.  In previous episodes, they flirted with showing a picture of Muhammad, the God/Prophet of the Muslims.  Matt Stone and Trey Parker, the creators of the show, never ended up showing a depiction of Muhammad.  After these episodes, radical Muslim groups threatened Stone and Parker with violence and death if a picture of Muhammad was ever to be shown on South Park.  In “201” they show Muhammad in a bear costume and one hears his voice.  However, they still did not show a picture of him.  After “201” was aired, the radicals posted a threat on their blog saying that they would carry out with what they promised to do.  But could Comedy Central be the one to blame?  They were the ones who decided to air the episode in the first place.  Stone and Parker do decide what goes on the show, but they don’t have say in what gets aired and what doesn’t.

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