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Originally posted by theBLESSINGofVISION
If they did that they would be risking their lives and the lives of their families.
Comedy Central doesnt want that attention either...
I'm sure Jesus is happy that people are focusing on such important issues instead of promoting peace and his message etc.
[edit on 4/13/2006 by theBLESSINGofVISION]
Originally posted by XphilesPhan
"Will television executives fight for free speech? Or will Comedy Central puss out?" This is how last Wednesday's episode of South Park ended. The episode featured the television show Family Guy planning to air a show depicting the Prophet Muhammad, and risking a potential violent response. In South Park, Americans did not defend Family Guy's right to free speech out of fear of repercussion. The South Park episode turned out to be a two-parter, and this upcoming Wednesday we will find out whether or not "Family Guy" will show an uncensored image of Muhammad. The show concluded with those telling questions mentioned above. Will South Park show Muhammad next week? Though the cartoon hasn't been afraid to push peoples' buttons before, if they show Muhammad this week, I think that they would have gone too far.
They wouldn't be proving a point, because they already proved their point in the first part: that we should not let our freedom of speech be threatened, and by no means should violence be used in response to exercising our free speech. But just because we are free to say whatever we want, doesn't mean we should say anything that comes into our heads.
Originally posted by FredT
:shk: Not sure what to say about this at all. Comedy central seems to have misplaced thier huevos.
First they bow to the moron Tom Cruise's defence of a religion made up my a mediocre at best SF writer and pull the scientology episode
Now this? I suspect Stone and parker will be moving to a different network when thier contract is up .....
[edit on 4/13/06 by FredT]
Originally posted by kegs
South Park have shown Muhammed in the cartoon before, and on Comedy Central. Muhammed was part of a group of "Super Best Friends" along with Jesus, Krishna, Buddha, Moses, Joseph Smith, Lao Tsu and "Sea Man" in an episode of the same name screened in July 2001.
Originally posted by paperclip
I think the episode in question, The Cartoon Wars, was not about showing the image of Mohammad, it wa about the absurdity of the whole issue and how it turns into a big deal with the MEDIA hypes it up.
The episode where they showed Mohammad was not hyped up and nobody cared. Nobody even thought about protesting or anything because there was no "us vs. them" craze back then, there was no polarisation of the world, there was no unneccessary focus on trivial things in order to further a political agenda, at least not in regard to the whole illusionary "apocalyptic" struggle between good and evil like we have now.
Originally posted by Amuk
I am a Christian and I have seen dozens of episodes where they have poked fun at EVERY religion?
What makes Muslims so special that only THEY are protected from being made fun of?
the episode of south park where we first see the 'christian' god, he's like this retarded dwarf thing. i'm not sure if christians were upset by that. however, i know if that was done to allah or mohamad and so on, you could bet your life muslims would be pissed, or people of islamic faith. maybe they can't take a joke?
it was like jerry springer the opera, that got shown. but then somewhere in england there was some play they were doing, that muslims or one of those faiths that always kick up a fuss, didn't like. well guess what... it got cancelled. there is hypocrisy here. it's that we're allowed to laugh at christianity, and they can't do anything about it. but if we laugh at muslims etc, then they cancel the show and so on.
Originally posted by The Collective
haha i heard that Tom Cruise had the sceintology episode along with the episode of him 'in the closet' banned in some country lol
Originally posted by Amuk
We can just have warm and fuzzy bunnies and puppies on the air 24/7.
OHHH wait.....that might make PETA mad.