'South Park' creators shade China in faux apology for banned episode

'South Park' creators shade China in faux apology for banned episode

'South Park' creators shade China in faux apology for banned episode

Titled "Band In China", the episode is a critique of the way Hollywood shapes its content to ensure Chinese government censors aren't offended.

Chinese government censors have scrubbed every episode, clip and even reference to the popular Comedy Central show from streaming services, social media and fan pages, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

After an episode of "South Park" that was critical of the Chinese government, creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker released a tongue-in-cheek apology. But China got one over them by completely cancelling South Park, removing any trace of them from all the state internet providers and streaming services.

Because he enters the country with marijuana, Randy is quickly thrown into jail, where he meets a locked up and miserable Winnie the Pooh.

In 2012, China pressured Sony to cut scenes from the movie "Men in Black 3" that featured actor Will Smith and aliens disguising themselves as Chinese restaurant workers, who later wipe the memory of Chinese tourists. The reason? Over the years, the 66-year-old leader has been popularly compared to the cartoon bear on various social media platforms.

In the episode's B plot, Randy's son Stan forms a successful death metal band and faces pressure to compromise his values in order for his biopic to be distributed to a Chinese audience.

The guys behind "South Park" are taking shots at the National Basketball Association for apologizing to China. and it's pretty amusing in an "International political incident" sort of way.

Reports swirled of Morey losing his job, while the National Basketball Association released a statement distancing itself from his comments and praising the Chinese government.

"We, too, love money more than freedom and democracy", the statement read in part. "Xi doesn't just look like Winnie the Pooh at all". Tune into our 300th episode this Wednesday at 10! May this autumn's sorghum harvest be bountiful!

"We good now China?" the creators joked in conclusion.

To celebrate the milestone Comedy Central will host an all-day marathon starting at 9am on October 9, while all new episodes will be available to watch on South Park Studios and Hulu the day after they premiere.

Here's the deal. both South Park and the National Basketball Association are in hot water in China for recent criticisms about the government.

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