South Park producers ‘gagged’

2010-04-23 08:39

The producers of South Park say Comedy Central removed a speech

about intimidation and fear from their show after a radical Muslim group warned

they could be killed.

The character Kyle’s words toward the end of Wednesday’s episode

were bleeped out. Producers Trey Parker and Matt Stone say the character does

not mention the Prophet Mohammed.

The group Revolution Muslim had complained that South Park insulted

their prophet by depicting him in a bear costume in last week’s episode.

The group didn’t explictly threaten the producers but warned they

could wind up like a Dutch filmmaker killed by a Muslim extremist. The group

printed Stone and Parker’s work address on its website.

More than 30 seconds’ worth of dialogue were covered up in the

episode.



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