Saturday, March 18, 2006

South Park vs. Scientology

First there were the Mohammed riots caused by Danish cartoons...well, now we might have to make way for Tom Cruise and other Scientologists rioting about South Park. Apparently Comedy Central pulled an episode making fun of Scientology:

The battle began in earnest earlier this week when Isaac Hayes another celebrity Scientologist and longtime show member — voicing the ladies' man Chef — quit the show, saying he could no longer tolerate its religious "intolerance and bigotry."

Stone and Parker didn't buy that either.

On Monday, Stone told The Associated Press, "This is 100 percent having to do with his faith in Scientology...He has no problem — and he's cashed plenty of checks — with our show making fun of Christians."

Yeah, so Issac thought it was all fun and games when South Park was making fun of Jesus and Pals, but, no....Tom Cruise is sacred. Oh, whatevers.

Seriously, there is so much celebrity political commentary that I completely tune out...but I always tune back in for anything Stone and Parker have to say.

Here's a link to a part of the show in question.


Blogger nicole said...

Yeah I agree...where were all the complaints when all of the other "groups" were taking hits? Tom's gotten to the point where I just don't know what to say about him...and I used to be so infatuated with "Top Gun"...

5:11 PM  
Blogger Teresa said...

OMG - ROFLMAO - that is just hysterical. I'd heard about it, but watching it was even better.

Am I surprised? Not a bit - it's very easy to make fun of something that has no direct effect on you or your beliefs personally. It's much harder to listen when you are the target of the "funny stuff".

I did see one of the Christmas episodes of South Park that pretty much must have offended every Christian on the planet - but it was still funny... just as funny as this episode.

8:40 PM  
Blogger Christy said...

I've read about this one a couple times lately and my sister and I were just talking about it this weekend. She gave me the scoop on what she learned about scientology in one of her college classes. I think the 'religion' itself is as wacky as Tom Cruise has been lately, and so very Hollywoodish. There's a clip on MSMBC too if you were interested in viewing it. I was hoping to see the now infamous episode last week however noticed that Comedy Central did a ode to Chef instead . . . what the crap was that all about? I hope Matt and Trey kill Chef off very nastily...maybe Tom can do it in order to reach the 8th level of his religion.

9:05 PM  

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