In a not-at-all-surprising situation given that this happens far too often, South Park is facing criticism from woke folk who are taking umbrage that a show, known for offending people, is offending people.
The seventh episode of its 23rd season got off to an uproarious start by immediately making fun of politically correct outrage whiners with the aptly named ‘PC Babies,’ before setting its sights on the current debate surrounding biological men competing in women’s sports.
A quick episode summary is that the mother of the aforementioned PC babies is training to take part in a Strong Women event, and she is primed to win. However, when she shows up to compete a trans athlete steals the spotlight and destroys the competition. Hilariously, the character is based on deceased wrestler Randy Savage. A perfect encapsulation of the internet meme, Macho Ma’am Tranny Savage.
The rest of the episode covers how a politically correct family deals with what is obviously an unfair competition. Into which there is peppered some amazing social commentary and critique. I don’t want to spoil too much as without any hyperbole I think this is the most well written and outright funny episode the stagnating series has aired in years, so I recommend checking it out for yourself.
Although, not wanting you to check it out are true-to-life PC Babies; far left media and social media is alight with angry souls lamenting the show’s depiction of transgender athletes. Trans cyclist Rachel McKinnon – the person who recently won her second-straight world masters title – took to twitter to vent annoyance. But, given she’s sitting cozy with new trophies, it’s expected she would be on the defensive. She is quite literally benefiting from being able to destroy women’s competition. Something which isn’t stopping the media from promoting her tweets as examples of criticism levied at the show’s ‘transphobia.’
Taking it even further is Out Magazine who not only tries to give a breakdown of the episode and its factual flaws, but which goes full-on with fear mongering and argues how the episode could get trans people murdered. It even cites the often misrepresented trans murder rate as proof.
Pink News writes the episode “sinks to new lows” in an article that touts previous examples of South Park’s ‘transphobia.’ Which only proves what most of us on the right have known for awhile now, the left can’t take jokes. Nor, can they understand them.
Quite a few ago the series waded through the muck of salty rage after it debuted the episode ‘The Cissy.’ In that one, Cartmen wants his own bathroom, so he begins identifying as ‘transginger’ as a means of forcing the school into building him an exclusive place to poo. A side plot involves Randy Marsh crossdressing and taking on the persona of popular singer, Lorde. Because that coincided with bathroom one, and given it aired during the heat of the bathroom debate in the United States, Tumblr and Twitter became completely enraged.