'South Park' Escalates Criticism of Chinese Government in Latest Episode

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The show's recent season 23 episode Band In China, which explores how Hollywood shapes its content to avoid offending Chinese government censors, led to South Park's existence on Chinese internet being reportedly wiped altogether.

"I'm never working for a company that's regulated by a communist government", Towelie says, pressing Randy to promise "no more kissing China's [expletive]" while threatening to leave if Randy doesn't condemn the Chinese regime. Once known mostly for the raunchy humor coming from the mouths of its elementary-school-age main characters, the show has in recent seasons focused on political and cultural satire, without abandoning its boundary-pushing ways.

Searches for the show were also fruitless on Youku, a video hosting service, which similarly cited "the relevant law and regulation".

However, Randy was supposed to mumble 'F-THE Chinese Government, ' but he yelled because he wanted Towelie's approval. XI doesn't appear to be Winnie The Pooh in any respect.

"Like the National Basketball Association, we welcome the Chinese censors into our home and into our hearts".

Eventually the boys tire of the ordeal. "We too love money more than freedom and democracy". Pooh Bear was also banned in China because the lovable children's character was used as a facial comparison to mock Chinese President Xi Jinping. Movie ticket sales in China reached $9 billion in 2018.

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The "South Park" episode mocked Disney by turning a Mickey Mouse look-alike into a craven profit seeker.

Afterward, several NBA-related events in China were canceled, but two scheduled preseason games between the Los Angeles Lakers and Brooklyn Nets were still on as of early Thursday.

Recently, news broke that Chinese businesses will be cutting ties and thus, China will be suspending it's NBA's Houston Rockets' broadcast because of a tweet made by general manager Daryl Morey supporting the pro-democracy protest in China. The league has spent the better part of this week trying to mend fences with its partners in China while at the sam time claiming that it supported the free speech rights of its owners and players, a position that has seemingly satisfied nobody.

South Park celebrated its achievement 300th scene Wednesday night, and exactly as expected, multiplied down on the contention.

The controversial episode "Band in China" follows Stan and the gang as they try to promote a band in China by making a biopic, only to be told they need to censor themselves to appeal to Chinese audiences if they want access to Chinese revenue streams. "It's not worth living in a world where China controls my country's art", he added.

"South Park" fired back at China during Wednesday's 300th episode after the country banned the long-running Comedy Central animated series. Long live the Great Communist Party of China! May the autumn's sorghum harvest be bountiful!

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