Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Chef Quits South Park

Isaac Hayes has left the television show that rescued him from bit part, b-movie obscurity because he is offended by South Park's depiction of religion. No, Hayes hasn't been in a coma for the past ten years rendering him unconscious of the premise of South Park. The show just hadn't gotten around to poking fun at his wingnut cult before the Nov. episode "Trapped in the Closet," which took aim at Scientology and a character with a strong resemblance to Tom Cruise.

And proving why I still love South Park after all these years, series co-creator, Matt Stone calls a spade a spade, "In 10 years and over 150 episodes of South Park, Isaac never had a problem with the show making fun of Christians, Muslims, Mormons and Jews. He got a sudden case of religious sensitivity when it was his religion featured on the show. To bring the civil-rights struggle into this is just a non sequitur. Of course, we will release Isaac from his contract and we wish him well." New York Daily News


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