‘South Park’ taking on Colin Kaepernick in 20th season premiere (vid)
“South Park” creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone have never shied away from courting controversy by confronting the most newsworthy issues of the day, so perhaps it should come as no surprise that the long-running Comedy Central show is taking on the Colin Kaepernick saga in the 20th season premiere.
The San Francisco 49ers backup quarterback of course created a firestorm over his protests during the national anthem ahead of games, saying he refuses to “to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color.”
“South Park” posted a video to its official Twitter account on Monday night — conveniently during the 49ers’ appearance on “Monday Night Football” — teasing the episode, during which the citizens of the town perform a rendition of a modified anthem.
Don’t sit this one out! #SouthPark returns this Wednesday on @ComedyCentral with 10 all-new episodes! #mnf pic.twitter.com/EqEKquuf0g
— South Park (@SouthPark) September 13, 2016
They sing, via EW.com:
Colin Kaepernick is great.
Cops are pigs, cops are pigs.
Wait, someone just took my stuff, I need to call the cops.
Oh, no, I just said cops are pigs.
Who’s gonna help me get my stuff?
Why did I listen to Colin Kaepernick, He’s not even any good.
Oh, I just got all my stuff back
Cops are pigs again, cops are pigs.
Colin Kaepernick’s a good backup…
Kaepernick’s protests of course created a groundswell of support — not to mention condemnation — from his fellow NFL players, pundits and politicians and the like. Given “South Park” only gave fans a taste of what’s in store when the premiere episode of the show’s 20th season airs Wednesday night, expect anyone and everyone involved in the controversy to receive some semblance of comeuppance.