After censoring “South Park” for depicting Muhammad, the folks at Comedy Central are announcing a whole blasphemous animated series about Jesus:
Comedy Central might censor every image of the Prophet Muhammad on “South Park,” yet the network is developing a whole animated series around Jesus Christ.
As part of the network’s upfront presentation to advertisers, Comedy Central is set to announce “JC,” a half-hour show about Christ wanting to escape the shadow of his “powerful but apathetic father” and live a regular life in New York City.
In the show, God is preoccupied with playing video games while Christ, “the ultimate fish out of water,” tries to adjust to life in the big city.
“In general, comedy in purist form always makes some people uncomfortable,” said Comedy Central’s head of original programming Kent Alterman.
When asked if the show might draw some fire, especially coming on the heels of the network’s decision to censor the Muslim faith’s religious figure on “South Park,” Alterman said its too early in the show’s development to be concerned about such matters.
We hear that a lot, about how comedy or art in general makes people feel uncomfortable. Actually, speaking as a historian of such subjects, this isn’t true. Sometimes it does. But those who raise this are generally making the logical fallacy of the undistributed middle premise: Just because some art makes people feel uncomfortable doesn’t mean that anything that makes people feel uncomfortable is art.
At any rate, Comedy Central knows that Christians will not react in the same way Muslims do, so now the producers can feel all brave and cutting-edged. In reality, they are hypocritical, tasteless, and pathetic.