grande tristesse pour les inconditionnels de CHEF qui meurt au debut de la saison 10 parce que sa voix (isaac hayes) est un tocard
Isaac Hayes Quits ‹ South Park › Over ‹ Bigotry ›
Outspoken Scientologist Upset With Show’s Depiction of Religion
By ERIN CARLSON, AP
NEW YORK (March 13) - Isaac Hayes has quit « South Park, » where he voices Chef, saying he can no longer stomach its take on religion.
Hayes, who has played the ladies’ man/school cook in the animated Comedy Central satire since 1997, said in a statement Monday that he feels a line has been crossed.
« There is a place in this world for satire, but there is a time when satire ends and intolerance and bigotry towards religious beliefs of others begins, » the 63-year-old soul singer and outspoken Scientologist said.
« Religious beliefs are sacred to people, and at all times should be respected and honored, » he continued. « As a civil rights activist of the past 40 years, I cannot support a show that disrespects those beliefs and practices. »
« South Park » co-creator Matt Stone responded sharply in an interview with The Associated Press Monday, saying, « This is 100 percent having to do with his faith of Scientology… He has no problem - and he’s cashed plenty of checks - with our show making fun of Christians. »
Last November, « South Park » targeted the Church of Scientology and its celebrity followers, including actors Tom Cruise and John Travolta, in a top-rated episode called « Trapped in the Closet. » In the episode, Stan, one of the show’s four mischievous fourth graders, is hailed as a reluctant savior by Scientology leaders, while a cartoon Cruise locks himself in a closet and won’t come out.
Stone told The AP he and co-creator Trey Parker « never heard a peep out of Isaac in any way until we did Scientology. He wants a different standard for religions other than his own, and to me, that is where intolerance and bigotry begin. »