Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Tom Terrific trapped in the closet?

What happened to freedom of speech? If he can call Matt Lauer glib why can't South Park, which makes fun of everyone, air "Trapped in the Closet"? Maybe Tom didn't know the title of the episode refers to the famous, over the top series of songs/videos from R. Kelly.

From defamer.com:

Sources from inside Paramount and South Park Studios report that parent company Viacom pulled last night's scheduled repeat of the high-rated "Trapped in the Closet" episode after the humorless Scientologist movie star Tom Cruise threatened to cancel all publicity for Mission Impossible:3 if Comedy Central aired the episode that satirizes Scientology and mocks his sexuality again.

Not only is this the first time that the South Park creators have been officially censored in their ten hit seasons with Comedy Central, Viacom officials also reportedly ordered Matt Stone and Trey Parker not to discuss the reason why their episode was cancelled.

The South Park boys are said to be angry, but will probably get revenge with the manner in which they deal with Scientologist Isaac Hayes' departure from the show.

1 comment:

Tracie B. said...

i guess scientology doesn't allow its followers to have a sense of humor...