I’ve talked about offensive and controversial films for a while now. It’s time for a break. How about the focus changes to TV instead. Now, South Park is known to be the type of show that does not care about hurting your precious feelings. Scientologists, Christians, Muslims, rednecks, homosexuals, liberals, conservatives, etc. No one is too good to be insulted by the team of Matt Stone and Trey Parker.
I’d never seen the show, other than a few sporadic episodes over the course of my life. Until two weeks ago, that is. Since then, I have watched the first five episodes of this (19th) season.
It has been fucking awesome.
This season has been relevant as hell, as it has focused on the evils of political correctness (PC). It’s about time people took the issue of over-the-top, censorship-for-the-sake-of-not-offending-pussies seriously. Because as South Park shows, PC can turn anyone into a bitch. So far, this season has shown viewers what happens when PC runs the education system, in the form of the bluntly named, PC Principal. With this muscled-up, frat boy douche at the helm, the town of South Park turns into a haven for social justice warriors and a nightmare for practical thinking individuals. Cartman is able to earn protection from “fat-shaming” that occurs when he posts shirtless picks of his flab online and Kyle is punished for believing that Caitlyn Jenner is not a hero, among other ridiculous things. Even “Reality” appears in a characterized, Hamburger-esque form (much to the chagrin of South Park residents).
I look forward to the rest of the season, and hope that PC attitudes continue to get lampooned as well as they have been. Other comedies could learn a thing or two from South Park. It’s just a matter of people having the balls to offend people.