Ethics Heroes: “South Park” Creators Trey Parker And Matt Stone

China’s right: that looks dangerous to me!

Unlike the National Basketball Association, satirists Parker and Stone know that their duties as Americans include representing American values to the world and standing by them even when threatened with negative consequences.

After “South Park’s” latest episode, which mocked China’s influence over Hollywood, the Chinese government banned the series. The Hollywood Reporter revealed that China removed all hints of”South Park” from its Internet, eliminating any social media references as well as episodes and clips from the streaming service Youku.

In response, the “South Park” creators issued a pointed satirical “apology” to China:

“Like the NBA, we welcome the Chinese censors into our homes and into our hearts. We too love money more than freedom and democracy. Xi doesn’t look like Winnie the Pooh at all. Tune into our 300th episode this Wednesday at 10! Long live the great Communist Party of China. May the autumn’s sorghum harvest be bountiful. We good now China?”

Perfect. Now watch the NBA condemn “South Park” as racist, or something.

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Pointer: Phlinn

Facts: Fox News

9 thoughts on “Ethics Heroes: “South Park” Creators Trey Parker And Matt Stone

  1. Never watched a single episode; still won’t. I wish they’d been this brave over the Muslim threats and when, this past year, they announced they weren’t going to make fun of gays anymore.

    And, it looks like backpedaling Money’s apology wasn’t enough to keep China happy with the NBA:

    https://www.yahoo.com/sports/chinese-state-tv-halts-nba-080848354.html

    I like how China basically decided that criticizing it doesn’t count as Freedom of Expression. Got it…criticizing China’s human rights violations counts as Hate Speech to them.

    On the other hand, if I could nominate another Ethics Hero of a sorts. Ellen DeGeneres got the typical Twitter flack for having the nerve to share a booth with the former Agent of Evil, George W. Bush, at a football game.

    https://news.yahoo.com/ellen-degeneres-defends-sitting-next-133911503.html;_ylt=A2KLfSCGuZxdAJ8A4lpXNyoA;_ylu=X3oDMTEyMDgxaGx2BGNvbG8DYmYxBHBvcwMxBHZ0aWQDQjg1NjZfMQRzZWMDc2M-

    I wish her response didn’t make her an Ethics Hero in my book, but her attitude is sorely needed right now.

    • Ellen earned an EH—I’ve received more than one nomination.

      Parker and Stone weren’t the culprits in the Muslim flap; it was Comedy Central. They could have thrown a major fit, and perhaps should have.

    • 1) Amusingly, I see leftwing talking heads spouting about how Ellen’s message is exactly what we need to hear. They don’t realize that rightwingers don’t bear the same kind of hatred towards them that they do towards rightwingers. It’s really amusing watching the complete lack of self-awareness.

      2) THE LEFT HATED Bush’s GUTS during his years in the Presidency. Their mistreatment of him is the DIRECT source of the political vitriol we see tearing this nation apart today. Now, he’s going up in darling status as the Left soils itself with irrational Trump hatred. I CANNOT wait to see, after Trump’s Presidency, how much HE’s rehabilitated when the next Republican President is the target of the insurgent Leftwing media’s despicable hatred.

      • Don’t forget, though, that the Bush family’s bad blood with Trump makes them slightly more tolerable now than they used to be.

      • If the left ever gets access to the levers of power again, I don’t believe that we will ever again be allowed to have a President they did not pick, if the office survives at all.

  2. The other bigger story here is the out-sized influence the Chinese market has on our entertainment industry.

    From sports to movies to TV shows, the Chinese market is a HUGE source of revenue, but all productions MUST be clean of any negative or remotely critical opinion of Chinese communism or Chinese politics or else it will be banned and lose the huge revenue stream.

    Even better, productions that openly display communist China as a great society will do well.

    • I wonder how much of whatever media China consumes is a source of revenue for the producers, considering the Chinese roll as the major global pirates. Any value would be further offset by their bootleg distribution to other nations.

  3. I posted this in the last warm-up, but it might get seen more here:

    Following up on the recent NBA cowardice related to China and Hong Kong;

    Breaking News: A Hong Kongese pro-Heathstone* Player (“Blitzchung”) has been stripped of his rank (Grandmaster), had his prize pool nullified ($200,000 USD) and been banned from playing competitively for a year because during an interview, he said the “eight words”: “Liberate Hong Kong, revolution of our age!” (It’s eight words in Mandarin). The exchange was obviously scripted, the two interviewers asked him to say the eight words and then literally hid under their desk while Blitzchung donned a Hong-Kong protest mask and said the phrase.

    This is, in my opinion, a little more understandable than the NBA’s take on a tweet with an image in support of the protesters, but in mitigation… These are eSports. As much as companies like Blizzard have been trying to convince the world that eSports are just as serious as regular sports by supplying large prize pools and setting up infrastructure like sporting arenas, the fact is that they’ve never quite convinced the fans or participants of that, and stunts like this are more the rule than the exception, although they aren’t usually so politically on the nose.

    *Hearthstone is an online card game based on characters from the World of Warcraft franchise.

  4. I am grateful and encouraged (and humored) by Parker’s and Stone’s fake apology. But I remain skeptical that they could keep going – trending, even – with such proto-Ethics Heroism, especially as the fires in the Hong Kong streets tip global warming to irreversible climate catastrophe (little teen Greta is gonna scold us all again, but especially scold Hong Kong people, any minute now).

    Gotta keep those shoe sales booming, in any case – or else. Imagine a world with millions of unemployed Al Bundys. Add to them a bunch of rich, woke ectomorphs with basketball skillz and accustomed to being treated like gods everywhere their greenhouse gas-emitting luxury jets take them – but with no arenas for them to play in anymore, because the arenas have all become utterly dark (but energy-efficient) detainment camps for rounded-up buyers of shoes neither made in China nor made in factories owned by Chinese (plus lots of other barefoot people – the subversives! – some of whom having been sent to the camps after saying “Huh?” after being interrogated, being asked, “Do you reject the white supremacist, glaciercidal, ‘America-exceptionalist’ propaganda of ‘South Park’?”).

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