"In 10 years and over 150 episodes of South Park, Isaac never had a problem with the show making fun of Christians, Muslim, Mormons or Jews. He got a sudden case of religious sensitivity when it was his religion featured on the show."
Hypocritical or what? Long live South Park I say.
eh!...His loss…....can he be replaced in a tink of a glass.
Here’s another angle..from http://www.apechild.com/
Isaac Hayes, the silky smooth voice of South Park’s “Chef”, has abruptly announced that he is leaving the show’s production after nearly ten years. It seems that the infamous episode in which South Park’s creators lambast Scientology and fellow Scientologists Tom Cruise and John Travolta went a bit too far. According to the Chef:
“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.”
A bit hypocritical, don’t you think? Over the years, the show has poked fun of religion from every possible angle: Christians, Muslims, and Jews get regularly skewered. A matter of fact, I can’t recall a single episode in the history of the show in which Cartman doesn’t call Kyle a “stupid Jew”. Yet the first time South Park pokes a little fun at Scientology, Isaac Hayes whines and quits his iconic role. Says co-creator Matt Stone:
“This is 100 percent having to do with his faith of Scientology… He has no problem—and he’s cashed plenty of checks—with our show making fun of Christians.”
After all this time, it’s going to be sad without the Chef. Who’s going to serve hot lunch while providing the kids with the grown-up advice they need?
Scientologist Isaac Hayes quits ‘South Park’ @ MSNBC
Trapped in the Closet @ Wikipedia
Matt and Trey took out an add in “Variety” to reply to all this:
“So, Scientology, you may have won THIS battle, but the million-year war for earth has just begun! Temporarily anozinizing our episode will NOT stop us from keeping Thetans forever trapped in your pitiful man-bodies. Curses and drat! You have obstructed us for now, but your feeble bid to save humanity will fail! Hail Xenu!!!”
“Trey Parker and Matt Stone, servants of the dark lord Xenu.”
Penn Jillette suggested some one should create a “satanist” version of scientology, who’s adherents would align themselves with the evil Xenu. Now there would be a religion that would almost be worth joining!