Tenspeed & Brownshoe

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Why Chef? Why?

I learned something today.
I learned that you will never, ever know where the self deluding arrogance that only blind faith in ones own religion can foster is lurking.
And you will never see it coming.

Isaac Hayes, one of the coolest of the cool – is a scientologist (?) and is quitting his long time gig as the voice of Chef- the sexy singing school cafeteria cook on South Park, because of an episode that lampoons Scientology saying:
"There is a place in this world for satire, but there is a time when satire ends, and intolerance and bigotry towards religious beliefs of others begins," He went on to say, "As a civil rights activist of the past 40 years I cannot support a show that disrespects those beliefs and practices."
Is he talking about the show where Jesus wrestles Santa in a shopping mall?
Where crippled kids in wheel chairs who can only speak their own names are held up to ridicule? Or one of the characters pretends to be retarded so he can win the special Olympics?
It’s South Park dude.
There is an episode called Chicken Fucker.
The only religious beliefs Isaac Hayes wants respected are his own. And that makes him a fucking hypocrite.

So long Chocolate Salty Balls. It will never be Salisbury steak day again.
Show creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone released this statement:
"In 10 years and more than 150 episodes Isaac never had a problem with the show making fun of Christians, Muslims, Mormons and Jews. He got a sudden case of religious sensitivity when it was his religion featured on the show.”

And a fifty year old religion that comes in paperback at that.
- This is Brownshoe, and I'm not gonna take it anymore.