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South Park parody Charlottesville white supremacists in new episode

The Telegraph logo The Telegraph 12/09/2017 By Telegraph Reporters
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The animated comedy South Park has tackled everything from Scientology to Islam in its 20-year history, and looks set to open its forthcoming 21st season with another hot button subject: last month's white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia .

According to an official description from broadcaster Comedy Central, the episode, titled White People Renovating Houses, sees protesters armed with tiki torches and confederate flags rallying through the streets of South Park, while Randy, father of show protagonist Stan, "comes to terms with what it means to be white in today's society."

The episode's trailer depicts a throng of white supremacists descending upon the town holding signs reading "You will not replace us" and condemning corporations like Amazon and Microsoft for taking away jobs. In another scene, a man is seen attempting to swat away a bee using a confederate flag.

The talented team behind South Park famously take a very short time to produce episodes, typically animating and completing shows within a week, which results in an animated series unusually attuned to cultural discussion and current events.

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The episode comes just several days after the show once again tackled provocative subject matter, with a forthcoming role-playing game increasing in difficulty depending on how dark you choose to make your character's skin colour .

A direct commentary on race in America, darkening the skin of your character directly affects the amount of money they receive in the game, and how others speak to them.

South Park returns to Comedy Central UK tomorrow night, September 13th, at 10pm.

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