Yesterday, I wrote about how China had wiped any mention of the show South Park off its carefully controlled internet after creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker made an entire episode centered around Hollywood’s kissing up to Chinese censors in order to gain more money from the Chinese market.
The episode featured lead character Randy Marsh going to China to sell weed and winding up in a work camp with Winnie the Pooh, and the boys writing a biopic for their band for a Hollywood producer as a Chinese censor continues to alter their work.
Stone and Parker are no strangers to controversy and have made a career out of purposefully creating it. Many people have tried to ban or censor them in the past, including their own network, and each time, they’ve managed to win the war in one way or another. Even if they do get censored, they make sure the people censoring them get the short end of the stick in some way.
While there’s nothing Stone and Parker can do to stop China from censoring them, they are going to do what they do best, and that’s to laugh at China.
The duo decided to issue an “apology” that shouldn’t please the Chinese government in the least.
“Like the NBA, we welcome the Chinese censors into our homes and into our hearts,” wrote Stone and Parker. “We too love money more than freedom and democracy. Xi doesn’t look like Winnie the Pooh at all. Tune into our 300th episode the Wednesday at 10 p.m. Long live the great Communist Party of China. May the autumn’s sorghum harvest be bountiful. We good now China?”
The two tweeted out their “apology” so that the public could read it too as well as a link to the full episode you can watch for free, just so everyone knows what they’re “apologizing” for.
— South Park (@SouthPark) October 7, 2019
The situation with the NBA concerns the Houston Rockets apologizing to China after the Rockets’ General Manager, Daryl Morey, tweeted out his support for the Hong Kong protests.
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) October 7, 2019
Stone and Parker’s jab at the NBA and its slap at China are well deserved. Too many businesses in America are going out of their way to please totalitarians just so they can get some of their money. The fact that we’re bending over backward for them and siding with them against freedom is disgusting.