Published: Sat, October 12, 2019
Life&Culture | By Sue Mclaughlin

South Park Banned In China After Episode Mocking Chinese Censorship

South Park Banned In China After Episode Mocking Chinese Censorship

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"Band in China" was censored and scrubbed from the internet in China.

The screening roused significant talk on the online discussions supported by the dissent development however.

Since the government tightly regulates the censored media, South Park vanished from the face of China.

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South Park stood out as truly newsworthy around the globe this week when The Hollywood Reporter announced that the show was prohibited in China and all notices of the animation were cleaned from the Chinese web and spilling administrations.

South Park's creators, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, further bashed the Chinese regime with a sarcastic "apology" on October 7 while announcing the release of the "Shots" episode.

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The creators, Matt Stone and Trey Parker, issued a mock apology to China on Monday, saying "We too love money more than freedom and democracy".

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The tweet that set off the alleged ban was a "South Park" post about its 300th episode. Long live the Great Communist Party of China! May the pre-winter's sorghum collect be plentiful.

As South Park has pointed out over the past two weeks, American media companies, including Disney, often change their content to stay on the good side of China's censors, even if it means glossing over human rights violations.

The NBA has been reprimanded for its reaction to China punishing the alliance over remarks about the Hong Kong nonconformists, though Parker and Stone have been praised both for the scene, yet additionally their unpolished, proud answer.

The episode is also rife with criticism of Hollywood, depicting Randy Marsh on a plane full of Marvel characters owned by Disney.

"I am snickering with tears in my eyes", one unknown client composed on a dissident gathering because of the scene. According to the artist, because of his interactions with the South Park account on Twitter, China came down on him with the banhammer.

The episode also includes a plot line in which a character is caught selling drugs in China and as punishment is sent to a work camp, similar to the mass internment camps in Xinjiang where an estimated one million people, including Uighurs and other Muslim minorities are detained.

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