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'South Park' Creators Apologize for Ripping Off CollegeHumor

by PopEater Staff, posted Oct 25th 2010 6:20PM
'South Park' creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone have apologized for accidentally plagiarizing the website CollegeHumor.

As we reported last week, CollegeHumor writer Dan Gurewitch blogged about the similarities between an Oct. 20 'South Park' spoof of 'Inception' and one that he co-created with David Young. Gurewitch included a line-by-line comparison.

Parker and Stone then confessed to lifting the material, though unconsciously, CNN reports.

"We thought their joke was that a lot of those lines were actually in the movie, showing that the 'Inception' characters didn't even know 'Inception.' That was a mistake, and it was an honest mistake," said Stone. "We're stupid and we just threw it together."

Stone and Parker say that their error came about as a result of their inability to find a copy of the movie to watch, leading them to use CollegeHumor's version as source material.

After receiving a personal apology from Stone, Gurewitch wrote on his blog, "All is well, and we're going to meet up with Matt and Trey when they're in New York."

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didnt you guys already post this?

October 25 2010 at 7:37 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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