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All Hail Xenu: Parker and Stone on Comedy Central’s refusal to air a repeat of their episode lampooning Scientology

As many have pointed out, Isaac Hayes, who happens to be a Scientologist, quit his role as Chef on South Park last week, unhappy that the show had produced an episode that made fun of Scientology. Apparently, it’s OK with him if South Park makes fun of Christianity, Judaism, and Islam, but say anything derogatory about his religion, and Hayes is suddenly not so open-minded.

Now, Trey Parker and Matt Stone have released this statement through their lawyer in response to Comedy Central’s recent pulling of a repeat showing of the episode in question in response to pressure by Tom Cruise on Viacom (and perhaps to Hayes’ departure as well):

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Scientology, you may have won THIS battle, but the million-year war for Earth has just begun! Temporarily anozinizing our episode will NOT stop us from keeping Thetans forever trapped in your pitiful man-bodies. Curses and drat! You have obstructed us for now, but your feeble bid to save humanity will fail! Hail Xenu!!!

— Trey Parker and Matt Stone, servants of the dark lord Xenu

Heh. I love it. Appropriately ridiculous, as it should be.

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