China bans South Park for making fun of its government censorship policies

South Park’s latest episode, aptly named “Band in China”, has – with no irony whatsoever – prompted a total ban of the TV show in China. You can’t make this stuff up.

The controversial episode parodies the Chinese government and the hypocrisy of Hollywood’s pandering to its totalitarian censorship policies, and also includes the use of the popular meme that compares the Chinese leader Xi Jinping to Winnie the Pooh. The TV show has now has been removed from Chinese websites, social media, and streaming services.

Over on Twitter, South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone responded to the ban with appropriate gravity.

So I guess that’s the end of South Park in China. The government likely won’t miss it all that much.

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