SOUTHPARK TROLLS CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY
It’s probably not the best idea to taunt Xenu at his front gate, but that’s exactly what Comedy Central did in late September. A truck featuring a scene from South Park’s controversial 2005 “Trapped in the Closet” episode — which skewered Scientology and its famous followers Tom Cruise and John Travolta — parked right outside the Church’s LA headquarters. It was all part of a stunt in which mobile billboards with the words “We’ve been there” were sent to various locations like Trump Tower and the White House. “We knew it was risky,” says Walter Levitt, chief marketing officer for the network, adding that church staffers came out to ask them to leave. They did — but not before Kenny was killed.