Monday, March 13, 2006

Oh, weak!

It looks like Chef won't be dispensing any more sage advice to Stan, Kyle, Kenny, and Cartman (whose voice you should imagione when reading the title of this post) or making sweet love down by the fire. Isaac Hayes in quitting South Park.
Hayes, who has played the ladies’ man/school cook in the animated Comedy Central satire since 1997, said in a statement Monday that he feels a line has been crossed.

“There is a place in this world for satire, but there is a time when satire ends and intolerance and bigotry towards religious beliefs of others begins,” the 63-year-old soul singer and outspoken Scientologist said.
I had a feeling that this might happen, since the show went after Scientology with the "Trapped in the Closet" episode.

Anyway, Matt Stone, the show's co-creator, isn't taking this lying down. He has some pretty harsh words for Hayes.
“This is 100 percent having to do with his faith of Scientology... He has no problem — and he’s cashed plenty of checks — with our show making fun of Christians.”


Stone told The AP he and co-creator Trey Parker “never heard a peep out of Isaac in any way until we did Scientology. He wants a different standard for religions other than his own, and to me, that is where intolerance and bigotry begin.”
Give 'em hell, Matt. I'm a big fan of religious tolerance, but Scientology is more of a money-making cult, and Scientologists just piss me off in general.


andy said...

hmmm... i did not realize he was a scientologist. or whatever you call those people.

Merovign said...

I call them clams. Look it up. :)