South Park has been in the news so much recently that I almost thought it was still relevant. Don't get me wrong, I still find it funny and shocking but I don't have to watch it religiously. Last week, Isaac Hayes quit South Park due to the show's religious intolerance. You see, Isaac Hayes is a Scientologist. He’s also a hypocrite.
Mr. Hayes released a statement saying “Religious beliefs are sacred to people and at all times should be respected and honored. As a civil rights activist of the past 40 years, I cannot support a show that disrespects those beliefs and practices." Hey, Isaac, have you ever watched South Park? Since its inception, South Park has attacked every major religion. It appears Mr. Hayes wasn’t bothered until show creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker slammed Scientology last year. This isn’t even a matter of opinion. Hypocrisy is usually hidden better than this. What’s next, Michael Jackson condemning child molesters?I’m sure some salty ball fanatics will say he had a revelation about what has put food on his table for the past ten years or so. They will say he now realizes the problems with the show. I would point to his quote above about his years of service to civil rights. Revelation, my ass.
As a tribute, Viacom yanked the replay of the Scientology episode and replaced it with two Chef-centric episodes as “tribute”. I’m serious. That’s what they said. I found this to be quite convenient. Tom Cruise has been in a hissy-fit ever since that episode originally aired. In that episode, Cruise hides in a closest. He is asked repeatedly in the show to come out of the closet. Mr. Cruise, you see, really hates the insinuation that he’s gay. To appease the almight Mr. Katie Holmes, Viacom, assuredly, decided this was a perfect way to get out off of Cruise’s bad list and maybe to get Isaac Hayes back. I wouldn’t put it past Chef to make a comeback. He’s been selling out his “morals” for a decade. What’s a few more years?
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