Tuesday, March 14, 2006

A sudden case of religious sensitivity

Isaac Hayes has quit South Park after nine years as the voice of randy "Chef". The decision was made in reaction to a recent episode (in which Hayes did not take part) that poked fun at Scientology, of which Hayes is a staunch supporter. See here for an investigative piece on Scientology courtesy of New Humanist, but as for Hayes' decision, I think that South Park co-creator Matt Stone sums it up best: "In 10 years and over 150 episodes of South Park, Isaac never had a problem with the show making fun of Christians, Muslims, Mormons or Jews. He got a sudden case of religious sensitivity when it was his religion featured on the show."


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