'South Park' creators issue mock apology over China censorship

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This week's episode, titled "Shots!", is largely a takedown of anti-vaxxers, but the b-plot follows up on Randy Marsh's dealings with the Chinese government, which began in last week's "Band in China".

Anton Zaslavski, better known by his on-stage moniker Zedd, has been banned in China.

Tonight in Sham Shui Po, ⁦@SouthPark⁩ episode "Band in China" proven on avenue to giant & appreciative viewers.

The episode also includes a plot line in which a character is caught selling drugs in China and as punishment is sent to a work camp, similar to the mass internment camps in Xinjiang where an estimated one million people, including Uighurs and other Muslim minorities are detained.

The season seems to have one continuous storyline following Randy Marsh, father of main character Stan, who has been up and coming on his weed farm "Tegridy" and business has been booming. As it happens, Towelie, Randy's former business partner, bashes China for its human rights violations and condemns anyone who does business with them.

In the episode, "Shots", one of the plots follows Stan's dad, Randy, who has founded a weed business, faced with a moral dilemma when enormous profits from China come in conflict with human rights concerns.

In hindsight, this was expected after the "apology" of the creators.

The great thing about this show is that every episode is created within the span of six days, just so the creators can keep up with current events.

"Xi doesn't look just like Winnie the Pooh at all ..." Numerous praised South Park makers Trey Parker and Matt Stone as "prophets", and uncommon Western media figures ready to demonstrate "solid spine" because of the Chinese government's endeavors to smother global free discourse. South Park took things a bit further on Wednesday, which is hardly surprising given South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone's "apology", in which they mocked Chinese President Xi Jinping, and the National Basketball Association, which is now embroiled in a controversy involving China and free speech. Tune into our 300th scene this Wednesday at 10! "We good now, China?"

This already has fans excited for the third episode of the season, which airs this Wednesday.

They did not shy away from criticizing Disney and Marvel.

Searches for the show were also fruitless on Youku, a video hosting service, which similarly cited "the relevant law and regulation".

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