The creators of South Park has issued an “apology” trolling China, after reports that the country had censored all South Park content. The move comes following a recent South Park episode that mocked China’s government and its practices
“Like the NBA, we welcome the Chinese censors into our homes and into our hearts,” said the show creators. “We too love money more than freedom and democracy. Xi doesn’t look just like Winne the Pooh at all. Tune into our 300th episode this Wednesday at 10! Long live the Great Communist Party of China! May this autumn’s sorghum harvest be bountiful! We good now China?”
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— South Park (@SouthPark) October 7, 2019
The controversial episode, titled “Band in China,” sees character Randy Marsh traveling to China to expand his marijuana business, before getting sent to a work camp, that the Guardian points out bears similarities to the country’s internment camps for Uighur Muslims.
In one particular scene, Randy starts conversing with Piglet and Winne the Pooh, a reference to 2017’s ban of Winne the Pooh by the Chinese government.