South Park has been banned in China as a result of its most recent episode.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the episode in question — “Band in China” — has resulted in the Chinese government removing all South Park-related content, from episodes to video snippets and discussion threads, including official and fan-made content.
South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone issued a tongue-in-cheek statement after hearing the news.
“Like the NBA, we welcome the Chinese censors into our homes and into our hearts,” the statement reads. “We too love money more than freedom and democracy. Xi doesn’t look like Winnie the Pooh at all. Tune into our 300th episode this Wednesday at 10! Long live the great Communist Party of China. May the autumn’s sorghum harvest be bountiful. We good now China?”
“Band in China” is the second episode of South Park‘s 23rd season, dealing with Randy Marsh’s “tegridy” and how he looks to turn a profit in China.