Friday, March 24, 2006

Dead Chef

In early March 2006, Isaac Hayes decided to quit South Park after the show ridiculed the Church of Scientology, which Hayes himself is a member.

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The creators of South Park, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, had to kill off Hayes’ character “Chef” by turning him into a pedophile, then tossing him off a bridge, burned, stabbed, mauled by a lion and a grizzly bear.

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  1. ...except that Issac Hayes may not have written the statement supposedly from him quitting the show, and he previously said in a radio interview that he had no problem with the episode he supposedly quit over.

  2. BBC News:

    Soul singer Hayes recently announced he had left the show because of its "intolerance and bigotry toward religious beliefs".

    But co-creator Matt Stone said: "In 10 years and over 150 episodes of South Park, Isaac never had a problem with the show making fun of Christians, Muslim, Mormons or Jews.

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

  3. well, it's not pretty writing characters out of South Park.

    I was surprised that Hayes left the show after so many years of mocking everyone and everything. I guess Tom Cruise must've put the screws to him.