South Park took things a bit further on Wednesday, which is hardly surprising given South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone's "apology", in which they mocked Chinese President Xi Jinping, and the National Basketball Association, which is now embroiled in a controversy involving China and free speech.
This week's episode, titled "Shots!", is largely a takedown of anti-vaxxers, but the b-plot follows up on Randy Marsh's dealings with the Chinese government, which began in last week's "Band in China".
The 23rd season of South Park started back up again on September 25, making audiences glad to be both a fan and to live in a country that allows satirical cartoons such as this to be aired. Towelie asks him to shout the anti-Chinese-government message. XI doesn't appear to be Winnie The Pooh in any respect. The banned episode was screened by street cinemas in China and viewed by many pedestrians.
"Like the National Basketball Association, we welcome the Chinese censors into our home and into our hearts". It might also be worth noting that those that are crying that we live in a fascist country don't seem to know the meaning of the word since we have the right to say what we want and do what we want within our legal boundaries and the government has no right to touch us unless what is said incites a riot or is seen to actively harm others.
This incident, of course, comes at the same time that the Houston Rockets in particular and the National Basketball Association as a whole have found themselves facing widespread blowback over a tweet supporting protests in Hong Kong by a minority owner of the Rockets that was subsequently deleted.
Not strangers to controversy, the two creators are unlikely to ever seriously apologize to China, no matter how much money gets thrown at them to self-censor, unlike Hollywood and Disney who have been all too ready to kowtow in order to make more money.
The statement continued: "Tune in to our 300th episode this Wednesday at 10!"
One of the few mainstream shows known for its unapologetic "edgy" comedy, South Park has had altercations with various groups over the nature of their jokes. There, he meets with fellow prisoners Winnie-the-Pooh and Piglet, who became victims of China's crackdown due to memes comparing the characters with Chinese leader Xi Jinping. May the autumn's sorghum harvest be bountiful! "We great now China?"