A while back, the creators of South Park encountered quite a bit of death threats from members of the “religion of peace.” As it turns out, after being threatened, the creators censored the end of an episode so they did not fall victim to their potential fate.
The episode apparently ticked off Muslims after the show depicted their Prophet Muhammad as wearing a bear outfit. Taking extreme offense to this, the creators were flooded with death threats saying they would suffer the same fate as a Dutch filmmaker that was killed by an extremist Muslim.
“Revolution Muslim” threatened:
“We have to warn Matt and Trey that what they are doing is stupid and they will probably wind up like the Alfred P. Murrah Building for airing this show. This is not a threat, but a warning of the reality of what will likely happen to them.”
As a result the creators, Matt and Trey, censored the Prophet and cut out the ending of the next week’s episode. To everyone’s surprise, the video, released about four years later, is actually kind of ironic.
The video, showing a black box that reads “censored” stands where Muhammad was supposed to be. On top of that the last 44 seconds of the episode was supposed to have made fun of using threats to get what you want.
Saying that the only true power comes from threatening violence, it appears as if the irony was just too much to handle for the creators as they ended up ditching the end of the episode.
What do you think of this—that South Park’s message about silencing people under the threat of violence was silence under the threat of violence? Let us know in a comment below!