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Isaac Hayes Quits South Park

As reported by CNN:

Soul singer Isaac Hayes said Monday he was quitting his job as the voice of the lusty character "Chef" on the satiric cable TV cartoon "South Park," citing the show's "inappropriate ridicule" of religion.

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"In ten years and over 150 episodes of 'South Park,' Isaac never had a problem with the show making fun of Christians, Muslim, Mormons or Jews," [South Park co-creator Matt] Stone said in a statement issued by the Comedy Central network.

"He got a sudden case of religious sensitivity when it was his religion featured on the show."

Those Scientologists are a sensitive bunch, aren't they? It cannot be a coincidence that this religion's membership seems to be 50% celebrities, and we all have heard stories about the wackiness associated with the group. And I still just don't get it. I've read Dianetics, and it's a lovely idea about how psychology might work, but it's not science. Scientology is something different. The whole enterprise just feels shady. Sooner or later I'm going to have to do a little piece on them.... they've been getting a lot of press of late.

Anyway, Chef was always one my favorite characters on South Park. We will miss him and his salty, chocolate balls.

Comments on Isaac Hayes Quits South Park
  Comment from Blogger michmel at Monday, April 03, 2006 6:59:00 PM
i heard this was a hoax, actually. too lazy to find the links right now to back that up but. that's what's i heard.

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