Culture, Mishegas

Speaking of Multifaith Mishegaas…

Screw those guys, he’s going home. Isaac Hayes, the soul singer who plays the popular tell-it-like-it-is character on Comedy Central’s South Park known simply as “Chef” has decided to quit the show over its offensiveness to religion. Ironically, the straw the broke the camels back was a poke at scientology freak Tom Cruise. Nevermind that the base of South Park’s humor from day one pilots and cartoon shorts were about Jesus, and Kyle the Jew.

“Religious beliefs are sacred to people, and at all times should be respected and honored,” he continued. “As a civil rights activist of the past 40 years, I cannot support a show that disrespects those beliefs and practices.”
“South Park” co-creator Matt Stone responded sharply in an interview with The Associated Press Monday, saying, “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.”

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