Oh my God, they killed South Park!

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The chi­nese gov­ern­ment is not pleased.

Not that they ever are. This time, it’s South Park that has the dic­ta­tor­ship’s knick­ers in a knot.

The long-run­ning car­toon re­cently mocked Hol­ly­wood’s de­vout ob­se­quious­ness to the chi­nese gov­ern­ment.

In the episode, Tin­sel­town was bend­ing over back­wards to shape its con­tent to please bei­jing.

Now, china has deleted all clips, episodes and dis­cus­sions of the ir­rev­er­ent car­toon. South Park has been oblit­er­ated in china.

The Band in China episode has got­ten a lot of so­cial me­dia at­ten­tion for its cri­tique of Hol­ly­wood play­ers who bend over back­wards not to of­fend chi­nese cen­sors.

If users type in the url for what was for­merly a South Park thread, a mes­sage ap­pears: “ac­cord­ing to the rel­e­vant law and reg­u­la­tion, this sec­tion is tem­po­rar­ily not open.”

but the thin-skinned com­mu­nist gov­ern­ment has also cen­sored Win­nie the Pooh be­cause some fans com­pared the roly-poly honey-lov­ing bear to chi­nese pres­i­dent Xi Jin­ping.

South Park cre­ators Trey Parker and Matt stone fired back in kind.

“Like the Nba, we wel­come the chi­nese cen­sors into our homes and into our hearts,” their state­ment reads. “We too love money more than free­dom and democ­racy. Xi doesn’t look like Win­nie the Poo at all. Tune into our 300th episode the Wed­nes­day at 10 p.m. Long live the great com­mu­nist Party of china. May the au­tumn’s sorghum har­vest be bountiful. We good now china?”

and they tweeted: “you gotta lower your ideals of free­dom if you wanna suck on the warm teat of china. #south­park23.”

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