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‘We too love money more than freedom’: South Park creators post sarcastic apology to China

South Park’s producers have issued a sarcastic apology to China following reports that the show has been censored for comparing President Xi Jinping to Winnie the Pooh and ridiculing the country.

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Photo: South Park screenshot.

The cartoon’s creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone posted an “official statement” on Twitter: “Like the NBA, we welcome the Chinese censors into our homes and into our hearts. We too love money more than freedom and democracy. Xi doesn’t look just like Winnie the Pooh at all. Tune into our 300th episode this Wednesday at 10! Long live the Great Communist Party of China! May this autumn’s sorghum harvest be bountiful! We good now China?”

The NBA has been under fire from Beijing after the general manager of the Houston Rockets posted an image supportive of the Hong Kong protests.

An official apology failed to halt boycott calls.

In the 300th South Park episode Band in China, a character is arrested in China and witnesses the harsh treatment of prisoners, including Winnie the Pooh and Piglet.


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'We too love money more than freedom': South Park creators post sarcastic apology to China