WATCH: South Parks Stands Up to the Communist Chinese Government
The popular meme is that The Simpsons predicts the future. But South Park shouldn't be pushed aside. They got some game. Last week's episode mocked how much American entertainment companies like to kiss all the communist Chinese government asses on which they can plant their smoochers. Then both the NBA and Blizzard entertainment managed to prove Matt Stone and Trey Parker's point (see Trey Parker on Lazy Trump Jokes: I’m sick of it being the headline… and South Park’s Matt Stone And Trey Parker Shock Hollywood: “We’re Republicans”).
How would the show respond on its 300th episode? Exactly how you would expect. Unfortunately, you need to click the photo to watch because... f*** you Hulu.
Here's a tweeted gif:
#SouthPark300 #BannedInChina https://t.co/OdWLA2yzSS— South Park (@South Park)1570674553.0
South Park was banned in China for the episode "Band in China," in which the government was bashed. The show also went after Hollywood and the NBA for doing business with the country. Parker and Stone have since become folk heroes of sorts in Hong Kong, protestors showing bootlegged copies of "Band in China" on large projector screens on the streets.
The Chinese government reacted by banning the show and scrubbing all mentions off its internet.
The show responded to the move in "SHOTS!!!" with four words: "Fuck the Chinese government."
So the NBA, which last I checked is an American company enjoying American rights, whose business model is entirely based on a ball game consisting of big strong men, caves to Chinese pressure simply because Hong Kong wants a little of that freedom. Meanwhile, a cartoon has the actual balls to tell China to go screw themselves.
Which means in this round, points go to the nerds for bravery. The guys peddling jocks who run around in shorts dunking balls, they wimped out. Talk about a plot twist.