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South Park creators issue mock apology over China censorship

'South Park' creators issue mock apology over China censorship

8.10.2019

' South Park ' creators issue mock apology over China censorship

BEIJING: The creators of ' South Park ' have issued a mock apology to China after censors scrubbed their popular animation from the Chinese web. ...

The tongue-in-cheek statement, skewering Beijing's demands that western brands conform to its world view, came with officials apparently annoyed about an episode that crossed several of the Communist Party's red lines.

The episode - called Band in China - depicted forced labour at a Chinese prison, and parodied companies that cave in to censorship for commercial gain.

Writing on Twitter, South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone offered spoof contrition over any offence they had caused in China with their satirical show.

"Long live the Great Communist Party of China! May this autumn's sorghum harvest be bountiful! We good now China?" the statement read.

Read more: CNA

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