A recent episode of the Comedy Central cartoon South Park was run with the disclaimer ‘Comedy Central has refused to broadcast an image of Mohammad on their network’ shortly before the Prophet was scheduled to make a cameo. The same episode featured an image of Jesus defecating on the President. A Comedy Central spokesman has confirmed that the network censored the image, and that the show’s creators, Matt Stone and Trey Parker, intended Mohammad to be shown in the episode, although there are rumors swirling around the blogosphere that the entire controversy has been staged.
This is the second conflict between Parker and Stone and Comedy Central over the issue of religion on South Park this year. Previously the network refused to rerun the now-infamous episode that mocked Scientology and caused Isaac Hayes, a Scientologist who voiced the Chef character on the show, to resign in protest.
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