Let’s be completely upfront and honest — China sucks. The people who were unfortunate enough to be born there are prisoners to a communist government that decides what you can and can’t do based on social credit scores and an authoritarian thumb that said government holds over its people. If it weren’t for all of the “innovations” that China stole from the U.S. and other countries, the country would be in complete shambles — well, more than it already has become recently.
Another example of just how much the Chinese government hates human rights for its people was their removal of all things “South Park” from the country’s internet.
For those that have been living under a rock for the last 20-plus years, “South Park” is a controversial adult animated show on Comedy Central that pulls no punches, no matter which side of any topic you’re on. In other words, they’re fair in their criticism because it typically holds hypocrites to account.
China’s problem with “South Park,” and its creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker, stems from an episode that is set to air Wednesday evening titled, “Band in China.” The episode reportedly centers around the theme that Hollywood “tends to shape its content to avoid offending Chinese government censors in any way whatsoever,” according to The Hollywood Reporter (THR).
It’s not exactly shocking that the entity I have so affectionately dubbed “the Hollywood Communistic Cult” for the last couple of years bears some fruit in the sense that I’m, apparently, not the only one who thinks that the entertainment industry bends over to the communist Chinese government.
THR also reported:
A cursory perusal through China's highly regulated internet landscape shows the animated series conspicuously absent everywhere it recently had a presence. A search of the Twitter-like social media service Weibo turns up not a single mention of South Park among the billions of past posts. On streaming service Youku, owned by internet giant Alibaba, all links to clips, episodes and even full seasons of the show are now dead.
And on Baidu's Tieba, China's largest online discussion platform, the threads and subthreads related to South Park are nonfunctional. If users manually type in the URL for what was formerly the South Park thread, a message appears saying that, "According to the relevant law and regulation, this section is temporarily not open.”
In response to the supposed ban from the Chinese government of everything “South Park,” Parker and Stone released a statement, not backing down, mocking the Chinese government.
The statement hilariously reads as follows:
Like the NBA, we welcome the Chinese censors into our homes and into our hearts. We too love money more than freedom and democracy. [Chinese president] Xi [Jinping] doesn’t look just like Winnie the Pooh at all. Tune into our 300th episode this Wednesday at 10! Long live the Great Communist Party of China! May this autumn’s sorghum harvest be bountiful! We good now China?
Here’s the full post from Twitter:
Watch the full episode - https://t.co/oktKSJdI9i@THR article - https://t.co/nXrtmnwCJB pic.twitter.com/Xj5a1yE2eL— South Park (@SouthPark) October 7, 2019
The NBA reference that Stone and Parker referred to comes from a recent conflict between the basketball league and the Chinese government after Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey tweeted out his support of the Hong Kong protesters currently in a prolonged clash with the authoritarian Chinese government.
The NBA and the Rockets initially profusely apologized for the Morey’s stance against tyranny and communism, but the league’s commissioner Adam Silver issued a statement on Tuesday seemingly standing behind Morey and the free speech of everyone associated with the NBA.
Good for the boys from “South Park” for standing up against a country that is everything true Americans stand against and everything the far-left wants the U.S. to become.