Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Isaac Hayes Quits 'South Park' Over 'Bigotry'

Can we say hypocrite? I watch South Park on a regular basis (although it does poke fun at the Republican Party, it is relatively right-slanted in its commentary, more of a libertarian point-of-view) and there is not a single episode in which Eric Cartman does not refer to Kyle as a ‘filthy Jew’. The show takes swipes at Christianity on a regular basis and routinely pokes fun at other religions (In ‘Super Best Friends’, the show has Jesus, Mohammed, Joseph Smith, Krishna, Lao Tsu, and Moses join forces to combat evil, a jab at the DC Comics’ Justice League). So I find it to be totally preposterous to see him quit after one single episode (‘Trapped in the Closet’) in which they rightfully mock the cult of Scientology. South Park co-creator Matt Stone said it best – “"This is 100 percent having to do with his faith of Scientology... He has no problem - and he's cashed plenty of checks - with our show making fun of Christians”.