May 6 2010
Comedy Central bans 'Muhammad' because of Muslim death threats to South Park creators, but dosen't think twice about making Jesus look like a fool
Maybe I should send a death threat to Comedy Central over ‘JC,’ a half-hour series about Jesus Christ wanting to escape the shadow of his “powerful but apathetic father?”
What do you wanna bet, the FBI would be on my doorstep within 24 hours?
Comedy Central might censor every image of the Prophet Muhammad on “South Park,” yet the network is developing a whole animated series around Jesus Christ.
As part of the network’s upfront presentation to advertisers, the network is set to announce “JC,” a half-hour show about Christ wanting to escape the shadow of his “powerful but apathetic father” and live a regular life in New York City. In the show, God is preoccupied with playing video games while Christ, “the ultimate fish out of water,” tries to adjust to life in the big city.
“In general, comedy in purist form always makes some people uncomfortable,” said Comedy Central’s head of original programming Kent Alterman. (But they only afraid of making Muslims uncormfortable)
When asked if the show might draw some fire, especially coming on the heels of the network’s decision to censor the Muslim faith’s religious figure on “South Park,” Alterman said its too early in the show’s development to be concerned about such matters.
“We don’t even know what the show is yet,” he said.
Like all Comedy Central executives, Alterman declined to address the recent controversy over “South Park,” where the network aired a heavily redacted episode after the show’s creators were threatened by an extremist Islamic Web site. Comedy Central H/T David
Here’s one of South Park’s earlier portrayals of Jesus killing the Pope.
Cartoonist Molly Norris might have chickened out on her own ‘EVERYBODY DRAW MUHAMMAD DAY,’ but we at Bare Naked Islam have not.
Everyone is invited to submit their favorite interpretations of Muhammad (Nothing X-rated please) and they will be posted here on May 20th. Here’s the original story: south-park-chutzpah-may-20th-is-everybody-draw-muhammad-day