No Mo South Park episodes for Sweden

The Swedish affiliate of Comedy Central has announced that it will no show episodes 200 and 201, citing “the safety of our employees” as the reason.

Comedy Central has decided not to air these two episodes of South Park. It is a decision we’ve made with great reluctance. Comedy Central believes strongly in creative freedom of expression; when unique and deeply insightful creative talents like those behind South Park are able to express themselves freely, we all benefit.

However, the safety of our employees is our unquestioned number one priority, and therefore we have decided to take these precautionary measures.

Episode 200 contained what was supposedly Mohammed in a bear suit. In episode 201, it turned out to be Santa Claus. This decision is preposterous.

3 Responses to “No Mo South Park episodes for Sweden”

  1. George says:

    Preposterous indeed.

    In fact – it’s so preposterous that it’s an ideal opportunity for the millions of moderate muslims – you know, the ones we keep hearing about, who totally oppose those nasty extremists giving their peaceful religion such a bad name – to step up in support of the South Park creators, thereby demonstrating that this image we all have of free-speech-hating-you-can’t-say-that-shut-up-or-we’ll-kill-you-cry-baby-muslims is all wrong.

    …not holding my breath.

  2. Can you please stop referring to him as ‘Santa Clause’? ‘The Santa Clause’ is the name of a film, which punningly refers to a clause relating to Santa Claus. There’s no ‘e’ on the person’s name, and I declare a fatwah on the next person to use one!

  3. Monitor says:

    My apologies, David. It is now fixed. Mind you, I have only ever made the mistake once, to my knowledge. So I declare a fatwa on you for implying otherwise in your first sentence.