SOUTH PARK's Own Religious Cartoon Controversy
It may not be as serious as the riff over the cartoons that offended those in Islam, but Issac Hayes who played Chef in the SOUTH PARK cartoons has quit over the cartoons portrayal of Scientologists. Since many South Park cartoons are quickly thrown togeher in about 6 days time, it is highly likely that by Wednesday evening's new season opener episode this riff with Scientology may well be a topic.
Rather than being apologetic enough to lure Issac Hayes back, instead the creators of the program offered a statement further satirizing the Scientologist faith. Things could get very interesting around SOUTH PARK very soon. All this publicity certainly won't hurt the new season ratings.