South Park has some folks wondering if they pushed the envelope a little too far in this week’s episode.
The Comedy Central show, South Park, is known for taking recent hot topics and controversies and turning them into jokes, but did they take things a little too far by including a segment where Bill Cosby gets inappropriate with Taylor Swift? Or how about when they had the South Park police laughing hysterically at “Black guy” jokes?
This week’s South Park episode included many aspects of this season’s story plots, including YouTube commentators, Randy as the 19-year-old singer Lorde, and media’s control over children. For those of you who have this week’s new episode of South Park still sitting in your DVR to watch for later, you may want to avert your eyes because we have a few spoilers ahead.
The episode begins with Kyle trying to bring families together by creating the twitter hashtag #SaveTheLivingRoom. He is excited when none other than Bill Cosby approaches him and asks if his hashtag can be used during a holiday special that will hopefully reunite families through more traditional entertainment.
Kyle’s excitement is short lived when his hashtag is used negatively. He sees the horrible acts that are put together for the special, including Iggy Azalea’s buttocks, a Kurt Cobain hologram, and yes, even a duet between Bill Cosby and Taylor Swift.
Bill Cosby has been in the news quite a lot lately thanks to the claims that he allegedly drugged and raped over a dozen women. According to the Huffington Post, South Park included this in their holiday special by showing Cosby handing Swift a glass of wine while the two alternate singing “Baby It’s Cold Outside.”
During the segment, Swift can be heard asking what is in her drink while Cosby tries to convince her to stay with him. Then, in another segment the police are trying to help Randy round up the holograms of Michael Jackson and 2Pac when the South Park Police begin making constant jokes about African American’s, a reference to the police controversy currently going on throughout the country.
According to CNN, constant references were made, such as the lines “Did you choke him?” and “Did you shoot him?,” which are links to the Michael Brown and Eric Garner cases, and while it’s all meant to make viewers laugh, some believe they may have gone a little too far.
@billboard oh they be asking for a whole mess of trouble are they stupid?
— Sammi (@SamIAm1331) December 10, 2014
South Park really included Mike Brown, Eric Garner, Bill Cosby, and the Redskins all in one episode…Jesus
— Buu (@neckofdwoods) December 11, 2014
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