Sunday, April 25, 2010

South Park Creators Receive Death Threats

sp1-240x152After Episode 200 of South Park, Trey Parker and Matt Stone have become the very real recipients of South Park death threats. After a tongue-in-cheek depiction of Mohammad, a “radical” site posted a very detailed warning saying that Trey and Matt may well end up dead. The South Park death threats have not yet elicited an official response, though Parker and Stone may want to get unsecured personal loans to ensure they have private security.

South Park death threats echo other murders

The South Park death threats which were posted this morning reference the murder of Theo Van Gogh. A victim of a very violent murder, Theo Van Gogh was murdered by extremists. There were graphic photographs of Theo Van Gogh’s death and near-decapitation attached to the South Park death threats. Fox News interviewed the author of the designed South Park death threat post, and he said the post was “not a threat, but is really a likely outcome” and warning to Trey Parker and Matt Stone.

Death threats follow South Park Episode 200

Abu Talhah al Amrikee, a resident of New York, was prompted to post the South Park death threats after seeing South Park episode 200. The South Park death threats focused on the depiction of Mohammad in the episode, which was making fun of the concern of showing Mohammad. At the end of Episode 200, a bear suit disguises Mohammad. All other depictions of Mohammad during the South Park episode are covered with a large black “Censored” bar. Religious leaders such as Jesus, Mohammad, Buddha, and Joseph Smith have all been depicted by South Park within the past.

South Park death threats also included specific information

The South Park death threats may be called “just a warning” by the author, but the posting involved very specific details. The layout of the mansion that Trey and Parker shown was involved in the post that had the South Park death threats. While Comedy Central has made no specific comment about the death threats, it would not be surprising if they offer easy cash loans for Trey and Stone to beef up their security information.

Article Sources

Digital Spy

World Net Daily

Theo Van Gogh Wikipedia

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