• The Hollywood Reporter on LinkedIn
  • Follow THR on Pinterest
NOV
30
4 YEARS

'South Park' creators respond to network censorship

Trey Parker and Matt Stone have issued a statement about Comedy Central censoring Wednesday night's "South Park" that suggested that this the first time in the history of the show that the duo haven't been able to "stand behind" an episode. Here's their statement:


Southparkshot_640_doomsday_604x341 "In the 14 years we've been doing South Park we have
never done a show that we couldn't stand behind. We delivered our
version of the show to Comedy Central and they made a determination to
alter the episode. It wasn't some meta-joke on our part. Comedy
Central added the bleeps. In fact, Kyle's customary final speech was
about intimidation and fear. It didn't mention Muhammad at all but it
got bleeped too. We'll be back next week with a whole new show about
something completely different and we'll see what happens to it."