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South Park creators declare war on Scientology

by Anna Johns, posted Mar 17th 2006 8:41PM
tom cruise south park advertisingYou may have noticed that Wednesday night's episode of South Park was not the one where Tom Cruise refuses to come out of the closet numerous times, as was previously scheduled. The abrupt change actually had nothing to do with the fact that the episode was the final straw for Chef Isaac Hayes. Comedy Central yanked that episode at the last minute because Tom Cruise threatened Viacom with pulling Mission: Impossible-3 advertising if it aired again (is anyone else nervous about the amount of power that man has?).

South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone released this hilarious and potentially inflammatory statement through their lawyer today:


Scientology, you may have won THIS battle, but the million-year war for Earth has just begun! Temporarily anozinizing our episode will NOT stop us from keeping Thetans forever trapped in your pitiful man-bodies. Curses and drat! You have obstructed us for now, but your feeble bid to save humanity will fail! Hail Xenu!!!

-- Trey Parker and Matt Stone, servants of the dark lord Xenu


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It's kind of ironic isn't it? Isacc Hayes made money from South Park. What did he spend his money on? Scientology. Hopefully he's saved up enough because Scientology is one of the few religions that requires money to be a part of it. A lot of money.

March 20 2006 at 10:15 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Michael C


March 18 2006 at 3:56 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Edward McCain

It's all about the money and obviously Comedy Central needs it if they can be threatened by Tom Cruise.

March 18 2006 at 2:50 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I've never been a fan of South Park, but I have to say that I love the temerity of these guys. It appears that Tom Cruise feels he his omnipotent. And to push his buttons just for the sake of pushing his buttons, again, nice move South Park guys. I probably won't watch South Park still, but I'll definitely enjoy the PR war that is sure to ensue.

March 18 2006 at 12:01 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

i agree with you. hayes has double standards. why didnt he quit earlier when the show poked fun at all religions?

March 18 2006 at 9:16 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I've disliked Tom Cruise for a while, but this takes the cake. Same goes for Isaac Hayes, who was happy to cash checks for South Park episodes that made fun of Christianity and Islam, but suddenly bails out when it hits a little too close to home for him. Good riddance.

March 18 2006 at 3:21 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Michael C

I say we all boycott Mission Impossible 3...i swear i can't watch anything with Tom Cruise in it...i have lost all respect for ths guy...his is absolutely LOONEY...poor poor Mrs. Holmes...what has she got herself into...

Everyone let's show TOM how absolutely idiotic he is...start leaving messages..NO MI3 FOR ME!!!! TOM is CRAZY...

He'll never get a cent from this pocket ever again.

March 18 2006 at 1:27 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Don Wilson

If Trey and Matt need a soldier, I'm ready.

March 17 2006 at 11:42 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I hope Tom realizes he just fracked with the WRONG guys. This is going to be funny as hell to watch them tear him and his looney religion a new one.

March 17 2006 at 10:49 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I'm gonna give Comedy Central a slight pass on this. CC's statement was that they aired the Chef episodes as a tribute to a great character that isn't going to be around anymore. That pass will be revoked if they don't air the scientology episode before the release of Mission Impossible 3 though.

I would hate to see them cave in to Hollywood when they stood their ground for years over protests from other groups.

March 17 2006 at 10:46 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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