Thursday, March 16, 2006


In the Times today, Hugo Rifkind sums up Isaac Hayes's overreaction to the Tom Cruise episode of South Park rather well:
The decisions by the Scientologist soul singer Isaac Hayes to quit his part as the voice of Chef on the series South Park, citing its “inappropriate ridicule” of religion, will come as a surprise to anyone who heard a radio interview he gave last December, soon after an episode attacking his chosen creed aired in America.

“One thing about Matt (Stone) and Trey (Parker),” he said then of the show’s creators, “is they lampoon everybody. And if you take that s*** serious, then I’ll sell you the Brooklyn Bridge for $2.”

Who or what changed his mind?
Is it just me, or does Rifkind seem a little more blog-savvy than most in the mainstream media?

You can watch part of the offending episode here.

(Hat-tip: David T at HP.)


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