South Park Wins Peabody Award

Controversial animated TV show SOUTH PARK will be honoured with a prestigious Peabody Award in June (06) in recognition of its work promoting tolerance in the US. The Comedy Central programme, created by MATT STONE and TREY PARKER, is uncompromising in its satirical approach and has prompted heated reactions from MEL GIBSON, TOM CRUISE, the Catholic Church and, most recently, ISAAC HAYES, who quit his role as Chef following an episode which mocked his Scientology beliefs. Peabody Awards director HORACE NEWCOMB says, "The judges felt that it was a bold programme that probably offends just about everybody at some point and in doing so reminds us that we need to be tolerant. "It's also consistent in its insistence on noncensorship."


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Wow. So by Peabody's logic, the winner for the All-Time Achievement Award for promoting tolerance (because he has been offensive to absolutely everyone and so has reminded us we should be tolerant) goes to... Hitler.. no... Saddam.. no... um... so many over achievers.. Osama .. no he has NOT reminded us to be tolerant.. um.. Could it be possible that Peabody is hitching a ride on current publicity and notoriety for its own publicity purposes. (note to self.. remind self not to be cynical)
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