The animated series South Park has been praised for criticizing the incessant excitement of Disney and Star Wars in its latest special.
“Joining the Panderverse,” which aired Friday on Paramount+, threw satirical grenades at Hollywood film studios for their politically correct casting.
Eric Cartman, who is a white kid in the series, is replaced by a black woman – sparking anger from his friends Stan Marsh, Kyle Broflovski and Kenny McCormick.
But when they question their principal about the change, he tells them, “If you guys don’t believe Eric can be a black woman, then maybe the problem is with you.”
Elon Musk and Donald Trump Jr. were among those who praised the show, which received widespread praise last season for bashing Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
Iconic, long-running animated series South Park is earning praise for harshly criticizing the incessant Disney and Star Wars pandering in its recently released special
In a viral clip, Cartman is seen talking to a therapist about how he believes the “Wake” casting is leading to his own friends being replaced in his nightmares with more diverse versions of himself, before speaking out about Lucasfilm -CEO Kathleen Kennedy complains.
“I want to scream and ask myself, ‘Why are they replacing every single character with someone diverse?’ But then Kenny says, “It’s not our fault, it’s Kathleen Kennedy,” but then Kathleen Kennedy just says, “Fuck it, make it lame!”
He later describes a nightmare in which he says, “Disney stocks keep falling, and then Bob Iger says, ‘No!’ NO! “What’s wrong with my stocks?”
Disney has long faced complaints, particularly from conservatives, as the company tries to appeal to a more liberal audience by replacing characters from popular films and series with more diverse options.
Another clip shows fellow South Park students complaining about Cartman suddenly being transformed into a grown black woman.
“If you guys don’t believe Eric can be a black woman, then maybe the problem is with you” and asks, “You probably don’t like that Indiana Jones was replaced by a woman either, do you?” “You probably do “also a problem with the black Spider-Man,” replies the school’s infamous “PC director.”
Later, when Kennedy is confronted, the show takes a slight swipe at the other side by pointing out that while Kennedy’s standards for casting “woke” roles are lazy, Cartman points out, “Constantly bitching about woke things, “It’s pretty lazy too.”
The special was praised by many across the political spectrum, who continued to reinforce South Park’s place in the discourse.
Elon Musk responded to a promo for the special with the crying, laughing emoji, writing: “in time.”
Donald Trump Jr. added: “Hahahahaha.” “As always, South Park doesn’t miss a thing.”
Even though the series is now in its 26th season, it still regularly receives praise from all quarters for cultural criticism, such as its slam against Prince Harry and Meghan Markle last season
The series’ latest Paramount+ special, “Joining the Panderverse,” drops satirical bombshells on Disney and Lucasfilm and attempts to live up to modern “woke” standards with casting films and TV series
In a viral clip, Eric Cartman is seen talking to a therapist about how he believes “Woke” casting is causing his own friends in his nightmares to be replaced by more diverse versions of himself, before talking about Lucasfilm -CEO Kathleen Kennedy complains (pictured left).
Benny Johnson called the episode a “cracker” and said that the episode’s anti-Disney commentary showed, “We’re winning.”
One more liberal-minded viewer noted that Cartman – who once fed him the ashes of a boy’s dead parents in a famous episode – is often viewed as the show’s villain and it can seem misleading to take his comment at face value.
“Conservatives constantly viewing Eric Cartman as the moral voice of reason in every South Park clip they watch is so damn funny.”
In February, South Park took aim at the Duke and Duchess of Sussex in an episode depicting the Prince and Princess of Canada – a young royal couple who clamor for privacy while simultaneously commanding attention.
The red-haired prince and his wife, wearing the same dusky pink outfit Meghan donned for Trooping the Color in 2018 and a nearly identical white hat perched askew on her head, are seen posing for the prince’s book – Waaagh – advertise. whose cover is strongly reminiscent of Harry’s memoir “Spare”.
They storm off during a TV show after being questioned about their motives before moving to South Park, with the Princess explaining, “If we moved here, people would think we were really serious about wanting to.” “To be normal.”
The special was praised by many across the political spectrum, who continued to reinforce South Park’s place in the discourse
But their arrival enrages the local community – especially Kyle, who lives across the street from them.
He complains about their private jet parked in front of the house and the prince playing polo on the lawn.
“They parked this huge jet in front of my house and they keep wanting me to buy their book,” he complains to his friends Kenny, Cartman and Stan. The episode requires several thinly veiled swipes at the Sussexes.
Trey Parker and Matt Stone said they’ve had so many complaints in the 26 years they’ve been writing for the Comedy Central show that they can’t remember.
The couple appeared on Basic! podcast to discuss their many criticisms just a week after the damning episode involving Meghan and Harry that is said to have angered the royal couple.
The Prince and Princess of Canada decide to flee their homeland after “bashing” the Canadian monarchy
The outfit the princess wore in South Park is very similar to the ensemble Meghan Markle wore in Trooping the Color in 2018
Parker and Stone said they are no strangers to lawsuits and are not afraid of them.
But Parker and Stone have opened up about the show’s controversial history and much of their work has led to legal action.
They told podcast hosts Doug Herzog and Jen Chaney that there are “so many moments we can’t even remember” when it comes to criticism of their animated series.