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Thread: South Park Mohammad Censored

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    South Park Mohammad Censored

    Two Questions:

    Q1. Should Comedy Central have allowed a cartoon depiction of Mohammad to be aired on South Park?

    Q2. Should Comedy Central have bleeped the name "Mohammad" throughout the episode, and then bleep over a minute of dialogue? (this is what they did)

    State your reason.


    Following the airing of the 201st episode, the creators of South Park released this message:

    "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."
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    Re: South Park Mohammad Censored

    Q1. yes

    Q2. no

    south park can make an episdode about whomever they like, and comedy central shouldn't censor it, if people will be offended by it, they shouldn't watch it.
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    Re: South Park Mohammad Censored

    Quote Originally Posted by Jucon View Post
    -- "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."
    That's really dissapointing to read.

    I don't like South Park but 1) it's comedy 2) free speech 3) reflects badly on Islam.

    I hope the US viewing public make complaints to Comedy Central and demand a re-airing and with all "bleeps" removed.

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    Re: South Park Mohammad Censored

    I don't think it should be censored, but I do believe that the South Park creators should have been able to anticipate the response from the Muslim world.
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    Re: South Park Mohammad Censored

    Quote Originally Posted by Arch Enemy View Post
    I don't think it should be censored, but I do believe that the South Park creators should have been able to anticipate the response from the Muslim world.
    Sure they should have. And then promptly not given a ****.

    I love South Park. **** Comedy Central for being dickwads.

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    Re: South Park Mohammad Censored

    Quote Originally Posted by Arch Enemy View Post
    I don't think it should be censored, but I do believe that the South Park creators should have been able to anticipate the response from the Muslim world.
    I don't think its the Muslim "world". I think its just that small percentage of whackos that represent Muslims poorly. I don't think cable tv should capitulate to them.
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    Re: South Park Mohammad Censored

    Quote Originally Posted by WI Crippler View Post
    I don't think its the Muslim "world". I think its just that small percentage of whackos that represent Muslims poorly. I don't think cable tv should capitulate to them.
    I think it is a small percentage of whackos who would actually kill somebody for portraying Muhammad, but I do believe the community in large would be a bit disgusted with Muhammad being portrayed.
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    Re: South Park Mohammad Censored

    Quote Originally Posted by Arch Enemy View Post
    I think it is a small percentage of whackos who would actually kill somebody for portraying Muhammad, but I do believe the community in large would be a bit disgusted with Muhammad being portrayed.
    Well they have taken their shots at christians, jews, scientologists, transgenders, homosexuals, red heads, red necks, atheists, the gilgamesh etc....

    Why should the muslim community be insulated from comedic pot shots? Besides, there was no fuss when years ago, there was a depiction of Mohammed on South Park, but now they can't?
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    Re: South Park Mohammad Censored

    Quote Originally Posted by WI Crippler View Post
    Well they have taken their shots at christians, jews, scientologists, transgenders, homosexuals, red heads, red necks, atheists, the gilgamesh etc....

    Why should the muslim community be insulated from comedic pot shots? Besides, there was no fuss when years ago, there was a depiction of Mohammed on South Park, but now they can't?
    Because Muslim's will put out a fatwa and some nut will go out and try to kill them. The other groups mentioned wouldn't. Therefore Muslims are insulated because we, as a civilized people who cherish life, do not want to be threatened or killed, therefore we accept these threats and censor free speech for Islam.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: South Park Mohammad Censored

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    Because Muslim's will put out a fatwa and some nut will go out and try to kill them. The other groups mentioned wouldn't. Therefore Muslims are insulated because we, as a civilized people who cherish life, do not want to be threatened or killed, therefore we accept these threats and censor free speech for Islam.
    We should stop. It only encourages them. Though I have to give mad props to anonymous for hacking their website. Hilarious.

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