South Park actor quits over religious satire
Apparently, it's not just Muslims who get upset when people target their sacred beliefs.
Soul singer Isaac Hayes has quit cartoon 'South Park' after an episodes lampooning religion.So, he's insensitive to others. At least he stands for something besides the dollar.
The star who has provided the voice for character Chef since the show's inception, has become upset at recent shows that have attacked spirituality.
"There is a place in this world for satire, but there is a time when satire ends and intolerance and bigotry towards religious beliefs of others begins," Hayes said in a statement after he announced he had been asked to be let out of his contract.
"Religious beliefs are sacred to people, and at all times should be respected and honoured," he added. "As a civil rights activist of the past 40 years, I cannot support a show that disrespects those beliefs and practices."
A recent episode of the programme sent up Tom Cruise and Scientology, which is also Haynes' religion . . .
However 'South Park''s co-creator Matt Stone declared that . . . "This is 100 percent having to do with his faith of Scientology," . . . "He has no problem - and he's cashed plenty of cheques - with our show making fun of Christians."