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Comedy Central refuses to show Muhammad on South Park?

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posted on Apr, 13 2006 @ 01:09 AM
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Originally posted by theBLESSINGofVISION
Bottom line...
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]



ummm....jesus is pretty much either loved or hated.....mostly hated nowadays.




posted on Apr, 13 2006 @ 01:18 AM
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Originally posted by XphilesPhan
they are,


I guess we agree on this. I think our entire leadership took a hug step to the left somewhere. The Republicans are now the Democrats and the Democrats are Socialists. But this is for another thread .....back to topic



posted on Apr, 13 2006 @ 01:23 AM
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: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]



posted on Apr, 13 2006 @ 01:32 AM
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This blog was interesting and we may need a bit more information: Perhaps this was the intent of the show




"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.
South park?



posted on Apr, 13 2006 @ 01:39 AM
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That columist was a wimp too....

I loved this part




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.




in other words we shouldnt let a threat of violence stop our free speach....but we shouldnt use it either......what a wimp



posted on Apr, 13 2006 @ 01:49 AM
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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]

Excellent analysis and I agree totally FredT.

Comedy Central is not taking chances. They are afraid of Matt and Trey. Howard Stern (voice of media?) always kisses his bosses rears but Matt Stone and Trey Parker are outright dissing their own lame network. Now thats power. These two do not fear anybody --in Hollywood that is. They wouldn't take on Islam.

Frankly, when I'd heard the buzz for these episodes, I thought they were going to create a piece that featured m'med in a negative way. The "Virgin Mary" episode was pretty harsh. But no, Matt and Trey haven't pushed anything like that with Islamists. Let's see them have Mohammed as a character on a weekly basis. I don't think they'd have the cajones to do it. Would it irritate Muslims, I wonder?



posted on Apr, 13 2006 @ 03:10 AM
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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.

Interesting that it was before 9/11.

I think he's been shown in some other episodes too but I'm not sure.







posted on Apr, 13 2006 @ 05:20 AM
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Since when did offending people become such a glorious act?

It really is a sad day for America.

Those 'freedom lovers' should be grateful that the Muslim psyche is caged into a mode of backwardness, apathy and violence. Otherwise there would be a revival in Islamic thought and knowledge within the Muslim world and Islam really would sweep the globe.



posted on Apr, 13 2006 @ 05:37 AM
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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.



Exactly.

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.



posted on Apr, 13 2006 @ 05:42 AM
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Why did my thread on South Park vs. Tom Cruise get moved to BTS, yet this remains in ATS? SP has a history of making fun of everyone. Comedy Central backed down on Scientology so maybe the Mohammed episode is a jab at Comedy Central.



posted on Apr, 13 2006 @ 05:58 AM
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Originally posted by paperclip
Exactly.

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.


I agree. I don't think it had to do with whimping out, or anything else. I think they didn't show him, to make a very good point. It came across to me that they were poking fun at the riots over the editorial cartoons, not that they were actually scared to show him.



posted on Apr, 13 2006 @ 06:22 AM
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It was obviously a satirical statement by Stone and Parker, the "will Comedy Central wuss out" statement at the end of the "Cartoon Wars Part I" episode hints at this. Although in the South Park universe, Fox shows the image the joke is that in the real world Comedy Central do choose to censor it.

South Park never holds back, in "Cartoon Wars Part I", Mr Garrison while teaching Muslim sensitivity training explains to the children that Muslims live in "sand".



posted on Apr, 13 2006 @ 07:02 AM
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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?


because muslims would probably go riot or something. taboo subjects always seem a little funier because there is the element of looking over your shoulder and thinking 'am i allowed to laugh at that joke' and so on.

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.

i'm not sure who that is down to. but the religious groups need to learn to take some stuff with a pinch of salt. if they're that worried about people laughing at their religion, or making jokes or plays and so on, then it shows how insecure they are about their own religion.



posted on Apr, 13 2006 @ 07:17 AM
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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?

The most embarrasing thing is that followers of ALL the Abrahamic faiths should have been upset at that, if at all. And in fact the followers of all religions that believe in God. Suggests identity has clouded over religion.



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.

There was plenty of Christian outrage with the Jerry Springer thing, why didn't they listen to them and cancel it?



posted on Apr, 13 2006 @ 08:54 AM
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Hey wasn't the episode where muhammad was covered by a black box on south park was where the kids were watching a episode of family guy where peter takes a walk and has some tea with muhamed.

It was blocked out at the last second by fox executives or something (so the story went).

I think this was a joke on the whole dutch cartoon thing.

Then near the end of the first part, people in south park were burying their heads in the sand so they don't watch the cartoon.

I think people don't realy understand humor.



posted on Apr, 13 2006 @ 08:56 AM
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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


I'm pretty sure it wont be aired again here in the U.S. either

that was why Cartman kept saying you only gotta get 1 episode pulled for them to cancel a show.



posted on Apr, 13 2006 @ 09:06 AM
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bloody genius if you ask me!
It's so clever the way they did that, I love it. I have alot of respect for south park sometimes actually.



posted on Apr, 13 2006 @ 09:27 AM
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This was a great episode. They nuked Fox, nuked the ignorance of people pissed about a cartoon. Mostly they nuked Comedy Central. Remember the entire speech by Kyle at the end was about what happens to a show when the producers bow down to a religious group a pull and episode. Once they do that it will be over for the show. So it was an f-you to CC for pulling the tom cruise episode as well.

It was great, I love how they keep it all current.



posted on Apr, 13 2006 @ 09:31 AM
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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.


Speaking of PETA... That episode is one of my favorites.

Hilarious.



posted on Apr, 13 2006 @ 10:22 AM
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I saw the episode of South Park where Muhammad, Jesus, Buddha, and some other people were fighting some stupid magician. I am sorry to say but
I did not see Jesus Christ pooping on anyone, nor was he being pooped on. I saw it on UPN a couple of weeks ago, and they did not censor Muhammad. I think Comedy Central is just a bunch of pansy asses. If anyone wants to come a knockin for being offended, I say open the door and defend yourself.



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