Chef WhinybuttMarch 13, 2006 category: Stare
We freely admit that we wholeheartedly despise that craptacular creation that is South Park. But when Isaac Hayes quits the show, whinging that "there is a place in this world for satire, but there is a time when satire ends and intolerance and bigotry towards religious beliefs of others begins," and "as a civil rights activist of the past 40 years, I cannot support a show that disrespects those beliefs and practices," we're so delighted by the rebuttal of the loser-boyz who created the thing that we're going to break out the blockquotes:
Though Hayes, a devout Scientologist, made no reference to specific episodes that he felt crossed the line, series creator Matt Stone had little doubt that Hayes' decision was triggered by the November 2005 episode "Trapped in the Closet," which satirized the religion's beliefs and practices and featured "cameos" by animated versions of Tom Cruise and John Travolta.
"This is 100 percent having to do with his faith of Scientology," Stone told the Associated Press. "He has no problem--and he's cashed plenty of checks--with our show making fun of Christians."
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Past episodes of South Park have skewered Catholics, Jews and Mormons, among others. However, according to Stone, he and Parker "never heard a peep out of Isaac in any way until we did Scientology.
"He wants a different standard for religions other than his own, and to me, that is where intolerance and bigotry begin," Stone told the Associated Press.
We here at Factoids do not care who you worship, be it Chthulu, Xenu or actual gnus, if you're a hypocrite about it, we're going to point our fingers at you and hoot. Derisively.
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