South Park writers back off of Trump

The South Park writers have vowed to back off of U.S.. President Donald Trump.
By Harry Marcolis | Feb 03, 2017
The South Park writers have vowed to back off of U.S.. President Donald Trump.

Creators, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, talked about the direction of the critically acclaimed and highly popular comedy in the upcoming season during an interview with ABC News Australia on Thursday. Promoting their new Broadway production, The Book of Mormon, the two were in Australia at a time when President Trump was criticizing Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull over the phone because the latter was allowing immigrants into the country.

According to the two writers,it hadsimply become too exhausting trying to sensationalize the already outlandish behavior of the U.S. President.

"It feels like it's going to be more difficult," said Stone of trying to keep up with Trump.

"They're already going out and doing the comedy," added Parker."It's not something you can make fun of."

The show did use President Trump as a topic of ridicule during his presidential campaign, using a character named Mr. Garrison to poke fun at the real estate mogul. Garrison also becomes the president and behaves more and more like Trump with progressing episodes.

"It's really tricky now as satire has become reality," said Parker. "In the last season of South Park ... we were really trying to make fun of what was going on but we couldn't keep up. What was actually happening was way funnier than anything we could come up with. So we decided to just back off and let [the politicians] do their comedy and we'll do ours."

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