Thursday, April 13, 2006

Did Comedy Central Censor "South Park"?

Volokh has a great discussion about whether Comedy Central really did censor a scene from last night's South Park depicting the prophet Muhammad.

As of now, there has been no statement from Comedy Central or "South Park" creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone.  I have to admit, I've been trying to figure this one out since last night.

[via The World According to Nick]

UPDATE:  It seems that we have verification that Comedy Central did censor the episode, via National Review of all places.

UPDATE II:  The Associated Press has more, noting the part of the episode that led me to think that this might have been an actual swipe at Comedy Central:

Banned by Comedy Central from showing an image of the Islamic prophet Muhammad, the creators of "South Park" skewered their own network for hypocrisy in the cartoon's most recent episode.

The comedy _ in an episode aired during Holy Week for Christians _ instead featured an image of Jesus Christ defecating on President Bush and the American flag.

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Anonymous Cardinal Martini said...

Wow. I thought the supposed censoring was just part of the joke. You Comedy Central bastards!

1:26 PM  
Anonymous Libby said...

Am I the only person in America who has never seen South Park?

11:19 AM  

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