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Weapon X

Boycott Backfires (of course)

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An appeal from the Catholic Church for New Zealanders to boycott an episode of South Park has resulted in a record audience there for the controversial cartoon.

 

The "Bloody Mary" episode of South Park drew more than six times the normal audience, New Zealand broadcaster TV Works announced Thursday.

 

The episode, which aired Wednesday night, was seen by 210,000 viewers, according to Rick Friesen, the broadcaster's chief operating officer.

 

In the past month, he said, an average South Park episode typically draws about 32,500 viewers to the network's C4 youth channel.

 

The South Park episode revolves around a nearby town's discovery that a statue of the Virgin Mary has begun bleeding. The event is dubbed a miracle and the people flock to see the statue, including Pope Benedict XVI, who ultimately pronounces (spoilers) that the statue is menstruating.(/spoilers)

 

Last weekend, New Zealand's Roman Catholic bishops issued a letter urging parishioners to boycott the channel and its sponsors. The Federation of Islamic Associations of New Zealand also protested the episode and said it was deeply offensive.

 

 

 

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fuck south park.The only watchable episode of south part is when kenny and timmy (the 2 retarded kids) started "the crips"

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Originally posted by Weapon X@Feb 25 2006, 05:41 PM

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The Federation of Islamic Associations of New Zealand also protested the episode and said it was deeply offensive.

 

 

 

 

I assure you, that right there is the important part...

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I thought this thread was gonna be about Madonna being boycotted for something to do with menstruating?

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Originally posted by Milton+Feb 25 2006, 10:21 PM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Milton - Feb 25 2006, 10:21 PM)</div><div class='quotemain'><!--QuoteBegin-Weapon X@Feb 25 2006, 05:41 PM

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The Federation of Islamic Associations of New Zealand also protested the episode and said it was deeply offensive.

 

 

 

 

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:haha: :haha: :haha: :haha:

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