‘South Park’ creators clap back at China censorship with mock apology

South Parkis no stranger to controversy, but in the past week, the show has taken on one of its biggest targets to date: China. Last week, the long-running Comedy Central animated series criticized the Chinese Communist Partys censorship policies and the tendency of American companies to bend to the countrys demands. In the episode, Randy Marsh, one of the series most prominent characters, takes a trip to China in hopes of growing his marijuana business. He is forced into a work camp where he meets Winnie the Pooh, a character banned in China after people pointed out a resemblance to Chinese president Xi Jinping. Concurrently, the South Park children form a band with the express purpose of appeasing Chinese censors. …