It’s difficult to think of a modern celebrity South Park hasn’t lampooned.
In its 20-season run, the animated television show has taken aim at Saddam Hussein, R. Kelly, Russell Crowe, Tom Cruise, Paris Hilton, Michael Jackson, Snooki, and well, everyone else.
While the current U.S. President Donald Trump seems ripe for parody, it looks like South Park say they’re more are likely than ever to lay off him.
In an interview with Australia’s 7:30, South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker were asked about what’s it’s like to comment on current affairs with their renowned style of dark satire.
For them, reality has become almost too hard to make fun of. “It’s really tricky now, because satire has kind of become reality,” Parker said.
“So it is really hard to make fun of and we actually just had the last season of South Park ended a month and a half ago. We were really trying to make fun of what was going on, but we couldn’t keep up,” Parker said.
“It was like what was actually happening was way funnier than anything we could come up with. So we kind of, we just decided to back off and let them do their comedy and we’ll do ours.”
While being topical has long been part of South Park’s rubric, it seems like the people in power are now stealing the show.
“People say to us all the time you know like ‘oh, you guys are getting all this good material,’ like we’re happy about some of the stuff that’s happening. But I don’t know if that’s true, it doesn’t feel that way,” Stone said. “It feels like they’re going out and doing the comedy.”
“They’re already doing it, so it’s not like it’s something you can make fun of,” Parker interjected.
Never thought we’d hear the South Park creators utter those words.
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