Tuesday, February 07, 2006

The Holocaust is Hilarious

Update on my previous post, Muhammed is Hilarious: Apparently an Iranian newspaper wants to hold a holocaust cartoon competition, to see if "The West" has the same freedom of speech beliefs about the holocaust as they do about Muhammed. (link).

Umm...Iran...I hate to break this to you, but The West has been making fun of the holocaust for years.

For example, from an episode of South Park:
Jewish Kid: Is anyone else having problems concentrating on this? I just can't seem to concentrate.
Cartman: Maybe we should send you to a concentration camp.

I'm sure a few people were offended, but they didn't go apeshit and burn down Comedy Central. So go ahead and hold the contest; hopefully the cartoons are funnier than the Muhammed ones. We already know the answer, though: We'll still believe in freedom of speech, and if Iran doesn't, then they can stop reading other countries' newspapers and leave them alone.


Anonymous said...

A better South park was when Cartman got dressed up as a 'ghost' that oddly resembled a KKK Klansman for Halloween.

Phronk said...

Heheh yeah that was pretty sweet too.

South Park is great because it makes fun of stuff that's stupid, no matter which nationality, religion, political stance, or whatever, it comes from.

It's better to offend everyone than to pick a specific group to offend. Much funnier that way, too.