The Maverick Musician, Kanye West, continues to make headlines as one of the entertainment industry’s most provocative figures. Last year, the multi-platinum artist unleashed a maelstrom of media frenzy with his White Lives Matter campaign and subsequent outbursts. In a wave of controversy, West’s views on Jewish people sparked widespread outrage and sparked intense public scrutiny. The result was a significant downturn in his once-flourishing network and a tarnished legacy that continues to haunt the mercurial star to this day.
South Park, the irreverent and controversial animated series, has pushed the envelope by tackling the explosive topic of Kanye West and his much-publicized antisemitic views. In a masterful and thought-provoking episode, the show delves into the complex issues surrounding West and his views, leaving audiences with much to ponder.
“Cupid Ye,” the highly-anticipated episode of South Park, premiered on Comedy Central Wednesday evening. In typical South Park fashion, the episode took aim at the year-long controversies that surrounded the larger-than-life figure of Kanye West. With its trademark blend of humor and social commentary, the episode followed the antics of fan-favorite characters Kyle, Stan, and the rest of the gang as they took on the complex and often absurd issues that surrounded West’s tumultuous year.
In the episode, Stan and Cartman are green with envy over Kyle’s newfound relationship with Tolkien, leading Cartman to don the mantle of Cupid Ye and spread his version of Ye’s controversial rhetoric.
“You know, the stuff that’s come out about how the Jews stole the Black race’s identity,” Cartman says. “That the lost tribes of Judah were actually all Africans? You didn’t hear about this? Black people are actually the Jews and people like Kyle have taken that from them?
Cartman then continued to suggest that Kyle was able to invest a story for the Jews because he runs Hollywood.
“So they had to invent a story for themselves which they could make everyone believe because Kyle runs Hollywood!”
In a nod to one of the most memorable moments of Kanye West’s controversial year, Cartman gives interviews while sporting the same distinctive racing jacket, black mask, and gloves that Ye wore during his appearance on Infowars.
South Park’s use of Kanye West as a subject is not a new phenomenon, as the artist was previously the target of the show’s satire in the 2009 episode “Fishsticks.” In that episode, the show mocked West’s inability to understand a popular joke.
Kanye West hasn’t responded to the episode as of writing this article. It will be interesting to see what the rapper thinks of this episode of South Park. Stay tuned to Thirsty For News as we bring you similar stories.
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