“South Park” has been on the frontlines, leading the charge against the China controversy in recent weeks, in the communist regime’s stunning attempts to try and censor American Free Speech. Now the hit Comedy Central show is banned in China as a result of it.
After the 299th episode of “South Park” aired where they criticized the country’s censors, popular social media forums like Reddit and Imgur have been carrying on the torch and making a mockery in support of the show while simultaneously blasting those who have bowed to China.
The good news is “South Park” doesn’t appear to be letting up anytime soon and nobody is safe from its provocative satire. That includes LeBron James over his latest hypocritical comments on the China issue.
Companies and entire industries are allowing the communist regime to alter their product in order to be allowed into the country for sale. American video game companies Blizzard and Riot Games, which are incredibly popular in China, were accused of censoring free speech in favor of the communist regime.
Hollywood – particularly the Walt Disney Company – has been allowing Chinese censors to infiltrate its movies for years because the second-biggest film market in the world is China’s.
But Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey added fuel to the fire after he tweeted support for pro-Democracy protestors in Hong Kong. China pushed for the NBA to fire the Rockets general manager and commissioner Adam Silver has been trying to mediate the situation.
Almost every NBA player was silent on the issue after the infamous tweet, clearly not wanting to upset its overseas partner.
That is, except for LeBron James, the self-proclaimed face of the league and worldwide ambassador of the sport, who recently spoke out against Morey’s tweet. In essence, James called Morey’s tweet “misinformed” about the situation in Hong Kong.
The outspoken athlete, who seems to have an opinion on everything nowadays, shockingly got in line like a sheep.
“South Park” creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone were not about to let that hypocrisy go either. In the 301st episode “Let Them Eat Goo,” about the elementary school adjusting its menu with healthier plant-based options obviously did not sit well with the overweight Cartman.
The meat-loving Cartman, furious with the new food, absurdly claims he has a “right to free speech,” and his fellow students are ruining his lunch – his only happy time of the day.
Cartman exclaims, “Yes, we do have freedom of speech, but at times there are ramifications for the negative that can happen when you are not thinking about others and only thinking about yourself!”
Parker and Stone directly called out James.
When James spoke out against Morey earlier this week, he said, “Yes, we do have freedom of speech, but at times there are ramifications for the negative that can happen when you are not thinking about others and only thinking about yourself. I believe [Morey] wasn’t educated on the situation at hand and he spoke, and so many people could have been harmed not only financially but physically, emotionally, spiritually.”
Not only did Cartman copy the opening to James’ comments word-for-word but also echoed “not only financially, but physically, emotionally” and “spiritually” harmed by the new lunch menu. But they also jabbed at “Taco Tuesday.” James posts his excitement every Tuesday, proclaiming it to be “Taco Tuesday” with his family on social media. The Los Angeles Laker even tried to copyright the phrase “Taco Tuesday,” which he obviously lost.
But more importantly, Parker and Stone called out James for being the tone-deaf selfish one in this situation. Freedom of Speech should always be more valuable than financial gain. James has the Nike legacy and his upcoming “Space Jam 2” to think about over our First Amendment Rights.
Thankfully “South Park” called out the superstar future hall of famer’s hypocrisy.