banned in China over an episode mocking Chinese censorship and American companies’ self-censorship to keep access to the large Chinese market, Trey Parker and Matt Stone have issued an “apology.”n the wake of South Park being
As you might expect, it’s just a bit tongue-in-cheek:
“Like the NBA, we welcome the Chinese censors into our homes and into our hearts,” the South Park creators write. “We too love money more than freedom and democracy. Xi doesn’t look just like Winnie the Pooh at all. Tune into our 300th episode this Wednesday at 10! Long live the Great Communist Party of China! May this autumn’s sorghum harvest be bountiful! We good now China?”
South Park has disappeared completely from the Chinese internet this week. Videos and episodes are nowhere to be found on Chinese video platforms like Youku, Bilibili, and Tencent, searches on Weibo return no result, and articles on Baidu about the show appear to have been deleted.