It takes more than a threat from a radical Muslim group to spook South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone. The pair have released a statement stressing that it was Comedy Central, not them, who bleeped out the name "Mohammad" and statements from Kyle, Jesus, and Santa Claus in this week's episode, the Hollywood Reporter notes.
"In the 14 years we've been doing South Park we have never done a show that we couldn't stand behind," the duo wrote on their website. "It wasn't some meta-joke on our part. Comedy Central added the bleeps. In fact, Kyle's customary final speech was about intimidation and fear. It didn't mention Mohammad at all, but it got bleeped too. We'll be back next week with a whole new show about something completely different and we'll see what happens to it." (Read more Mohammed stories.)