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Isaac Hayes quits 'South Park'

Discussion in '2006 Archive' started by Ben W, Mar 15, 2006.

  1. Ben W

    Ben W Active Member
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    By Erin Carlson, Associated Press Writer  |  March 13, 2006

    NEW YORK --Isaac Hayes has quit "South Park," where he voices Chef, saying he can no longer stomach its take on religion.
    Hayes, who has played the ladies' man/school cook in the animated Comedy Central satire since 1997, said in a statement Monday that he feels a line has been crossed.

    "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," the 63-year-old soul singer and outspoken Scientologist said.

    "Religious beliefs are sacred to people, and at all times should be respected and honored," he continued. "As a civil rights activist of the past 40 years, I cannot support a show that disrespects those beliefs and practices."

    "South Park" co-creator Matt Stone responded sharply in an interview with The Associated Press Monday, saying, "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."

    Last November, "South Park" targeted the Church of Scientology and its celebrity followers, including actors Tom Cruise and John Travolta, in a top-rated episode called "Trapped in the Closet." In the episode, Stan, one of the show's four mischievous fourth graders, is hailed as a reluctant savior by Scientology leaders, while a cartoon Cruise locks himself in a closet and won't come out.

    Stone told The AP he and co-creator Trey Parker "never heard a peep out of Isaac in any way until we did Scientology. He wants a different standard for religions other than his own, and to me, that is where intolerance and bigotry begin."

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  2. tragic_pizza

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    There's the most telling part of all of this.
     
  3. StefanM

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    TP, I agree. Hayes is a hypocrite.
     
  4. Scarlett O.

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    It's not just Christians that have been specifically targeted either.

    It's Jews, too.

    I can't understand his "sudden" inability to stomach an attack on people's religious beliefs.

    It is hypocritical.

    The show is most foul, any way you look at it.
     
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    you haven't seen Family Guy yet, but it is bad enough this came into existence
     
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