South Park Community Standards

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Always heartening to see the culture war has more factions than red & blue. After a family watchdog group denounced South Park for an episode featuring one particularly extreme denouement, conservative blogger Tom Meyer gave the context for the scene.

Sure, Mr. Slave inserts Paris Hilton into his anus, but why he does it is to show that worshiping “stupid spoiled whores” is a bad thing. Mr. Slave condemns his own actions immediately after. Meyer points out that South Park is really a standard barer for strong families and communities. It good to see people get that comedy isn’t anti-family, even if the funny stuff isn’t family friendly. Besides, if we treat everyone in our culture like children, how are we going to have any good adults? Satire is a tonic for extreme parts of our culture, even when it’s extreme itself.

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