Friday, April 23, 2010

Anderson Cooper: The South Park Death Threats (Video)

This is so creepy. In Wednesday's South Park, Comedy Central censored every single reference to Muhammad. Quaking in their boots cowards? Or folks who are simply wise enough to know that a cartoon is not worth dying for?

L.A. Times: In its 200 shows, the irreverent animated program "South Park" has mercilessly satirized Christianity, Buddhism, Scientology, the blind and disabled, gay people, Hollywood celebrities and politicians of all persuasions, weathering the resulting protests and threats of boycotts.

But this week, after an ominous threat from a radical Muslim website, the network that airs the program bleeped out all references to the prophet Muhammad in the second of two episodes set to feature the holy figure dressed in a bear costume. Comedy Central declined to comment on the latest incident. But "South Park" creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone clearly disagreed with their bosses' handling of the situation.