South Park is a crude adult cartoon that often mocks and teases people and situations going on in our society. They have taken pleasure in milking the “Donald Trump as president” situation but the sitcom has called it quits…..on Trump that is.
South Park creator Trey Parker said that he feels as if they are becoming just like CNN.
In an interview with the Los Angeles Times promoting his role in the new film Despicable Me 3, Parker (along with his co-creator Matt Stone) felt that their show became a linchpin to the chorus of anti-Trump comedy circuit.
Parker said, “We fell into the same trap that ‘Saturday Night Live’ fell into, where it was like, Dude, we’re just becoming CNN now. We’re becoming: ‘Tune in to see what we’re going to say about Trump.’ Matt and I hated it but we got stuck in it somehow.”
He continued, “This season I want to get back to Cartman dressing up like a robot and [screwing] with Butters, because to me that’s the bread and butter of “South Park”: kids being kids and being ridiculous and outrageous but not “did you see what Trump did last night?” Because I don’t give a … anymore.”
So is this it? Are people FINALLY getting tired of bagging on Trump? Maybe he will actually be able to get something done if the media stops making him look like the antichrist!
It’s not the first time that Parker has expressed this sentiment. When speaking to Bill Simmons of The Ringer, both Parker and Stone assumed Hillary Clinton would win, so they did a whole season story arc surrounding how girls have been slighted. And, of course, Trump’s historic upset completely changed all that.
“We were heading down this whole path [with] this big boy-girl war going on, and everyone thinks, ‘OK well hooray, Hillary’s gonna be president.’ And that means that Bill Clinton is the first gentleman.” Parker explained. “That to us was the most ironic, coolest thing to focus on. ‘OK, there you go, you win, he’s officially the first gentleman, how do you feel, girls?’ And that’s where the whole season was going and that’s what really got torn apart. [Mr.] Garrison [who portrayed Trump] was supposed to come back and just start teaching again and all this stuff and we were now just locked in to this other [timeline].”
Perhaps there is a light at the end of this tunnel. I am not a South Park fan because I do not find it humorous. However, they are considered a comedy show and it’s nice to see them finally going back to what most people consider funny and leaving politics out of it!