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South Park offends the Russians

by Brad Trechak, posted Jul 13th 2009 5:03PM
South Park - Vladimir PutinRussian TV censors have cut a scene from a broadcast of the show South Park in their country, claiming it portrays former President Vladimir Putin as a greedy and desperate leader (the episode first aired in 2005, when Putin was still in the president's office).

Sometimes comedy just doesn't translate overseas. Upon watching the segment, it doesn't feel like they're so much making fun of Putin as simply doing some situational humor involving the economic crisis in Russia at the time (and the only difference nowadays is that it has spread to pretty much every country).

This incident about the episode seems to speak more about the current situation in Russia than about in South Park. Compared to other segments of the show (Mickey Mouse, anyone?), this one is kind of tame.

I leave it for your judgment. The video of the offending segment is after the jump. Feel free to watch the segment and determine if the Russian government should be offended. Unless you're from Russia, of course.

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BLee

hahaha.. I remember watching this episode.. great episode..

Don't say that! It WAS funny!... lo

July 14 2009 at 1:20 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
MIke

Great, someone else doesn't get the satire about a South Park joke. When will people learn?

July 13 2009 at 7:29 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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