As SOUTH PARK dives into diversity inclusion for Cannabis during Black History Month, one of its characters has a huge reveal. I’m not going to spoil it here, but I’ll just say that it’s hilarious and well-earned.
While watching this week’s SOUTH PARK, I couldn’t help but get the “Everybody’s a Little Bit Racist” song from AVENUE Q stuck in my head. Yet, it is brilliant how Trey Parker and Matt Stone turn that unconscious bias on the audience, making them feel bad for a pre-conceived character all these years. But, let’s face it, the SOUTH PARK of the 90s couldn’t be made today. It would be too offensive. So here we are in 2022, and the creators are again reinventing themselves to become more woke while still being a new kind of offensive.
As audiences watch a new race war heat up on SOUTH PARK, one thing is for sure. After 25 seasons, this show is still relevant with quotes like, “They took everything I know about Black culture to make a bigger profit, and they are doing it themselves.”
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