China bans South Park after 'Band in China' episode
What' South Park without the offensive concept? South Park's creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone obviously foresaw this episode will offend China. Just as expected, they don't give a f*** at all. The episode "Band in China" revolves around the concept on how Hollywood bends their content in order to avoid offending the Chinese government, which in typical South Park fashion, they've mocked.
The story line is quite heavy. One scene involved Randy being caught attempting to sell weed. He then gets sent to a work camp which is a cartoon version of the Xinjiang province where they hold millions of Chinese Muslims to undergo political indoctrination. The second plot is that of Stan, Jimmy, Kenny and Butters forming a metal band. In the scene where a manager wants to make a film. However, their script was being changed repeatedly so as not to offend China, therefore being safe for distribution, which once again, they've mocked.
China is heavy on their protocols regarding Western media content. This is why it is expected that they'd be hellbent in removing South Park from their heavily guarded database.
In retaliation, China banned South Park that if you type South Park on search tabs, you won't see anything at all. From fan sites, fan pages and even simple mentions, everything was deleted and will be deleted after an upload. It's as if it never even existed at all. That's how much the Chinese government hated this episode.
The creators simply don't care and even dared to issue a faux apology on their heavy ban;
Like the NBA, we welcome the Chinese censors into our homes and into our hearts. We too love money more than freedom and democracy. Xi doesn't like Winnie the Pooh at all. Tune into our 300th episode this Wednesday at 10! Long live the great Communist Part of China. Mat the autumn's sorghum harvest be bountiful. We good now, China?
Daring, really daring. Well, tune in to South Park's next episode. Also, watch this episode and tell in the comments below if it really deserves to be banned.