Posts Tagged ‘south park’

Muhammad Controversy 2.0

April 23, 2010

Man, here we are again. A new muhammad depiction controversy.

This time it’s south park (or rather; the creators of south park) who are being threatened to silence.

The great thing about this is that noone can acuse the south park creators of exclusively targeting muslims or muhammad for ridicule – judaism and christianity has certainly been mocked good and well – as has Scientology in an episode not aired (if you google it, you’ll see…) due to the controversy.

Of course it is only Islam that has a problem with depiction – but really, it is so obvious that by the very nature of South Park they MUST be disrespectful to any group that claim to know the truth, and want to set up boudaries for free speech – you cannot in any way acuse the creators of south park for being racist, islamophobic because they have this episode. They really would be racist if they did not have an episode like this – then they would treat muslims as if they were expecting them to behave like psycotic savages, rather than as civilized as the most extreme among Christians and Jews…

By the way, I think they were going too easy on the muslims and Muhammad…

But I respect that the creators did it, even though their broadcasting company has now constrained their freedom of speech on this issue – as long as it is not self-imposed self-censorship by the creators, I respect it. I once heard a journalist say that he tried hard not to censor himself – that’s what he had an editor for….