Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Comedy Central's Double Standard

I just saw a commercial advertising that this week's episode of South Park will be a repeat of "The Passion of the Jew" which depicts a raving, insane Mel Gibson. Of course this is being shown because of Gibson's recent arrest and subsequent anti-Semitic tirade. The thing that just doesn't seem quite right to me about this is that earlier this year, Comedy Central was afraid to air a repeat of "Trapped in the Closet" that exposed Scientology for the nonsense that it is a implied that Tom Cruise is gay. This was after repeated public displays of insanity by Cruise. Comedy Central finally repeated the show a few months later, but only after being taken to task for caving to pressure from Tom Cruise's people. To quote the South Park kids, "Pretty f***in' weak." Frankly I am disappointed that the network is not more of an equal opportunity offender.

1 comment:

Bubba's Sis said...

So who does this tell you is the more "powerful" star?