South Park Depictions of Islamic Prophet Mohammad Censored by HBO Max! Fans are Confused

Published June 28th, 2020 - 06:26 GMT
Depictions of Mohammad at South Park Won't Be Shown on HBO Max: Is This What the Show Stands For?
Episodes 200 and 201 or the show had faced strong backlash as they aired in 2010. (Twitter: @ReutersBrasil)

Days after it started airing the famous dark comedy show South Park, HBO Max announced removing several episodes; including two that portray the Islamic prophet Mohammad. The act drew mixed reactions online.

While many Muslim users welcomed the decision saying "it shows respect to their religion, which prohibits portrayal of scared figured" including their prophet, many other users expressed their disappointment, arguing that "this is not what the show stands for."

The show that kicked off in 1997 had been well-known for touching on many sensitive issues and topics regarded as taboos or "red lines," including religions and races, which is why fans of South Park have voiced out their rejection of the streaming service's decision to take down the two controversial episodes.

Episodes 200 and 201 of the show had faced strong backlash as they aired in 2010, as they touched on the Muslim angry reaction to cartoons depicting the prophet Mohammad. The two episodes were not aired in the US, the Netherlands nor Sweden.

HBO Max has also censored three other controversial episodes from different seasons, which fueled fans' reactions, who demanded the airing of the whole show.

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