South Park isn’t going to go hard on Donald Trump, because he provides enough comedy by himself, according to creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone.
The animated Comedy Central series is still as sharp as ever entering its 21st season, but despite recent storylines parodying real-world politics, Parker and Stone don’t feel it appropriate to take things further.
“They’re already going out and doing the comedy,” Parker told ABC Online. “It’s not something you can make fun of.”
“We’re having our head blown off like everybody else,” Stone says.
Parker admitted the real-world is so wacky, there’s no need to parody Trump and politicians. He said they plan to back off and let Trump do his thing.
“We were really trying to make fun of what was going on [last season] 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 [politicians] do their comedy and we’ll do ours.”
Yes, the events surrounding the not-even month-old Trump presidency are so ridiculous that South Park doesn’t want to bother with him. President Trump might seem like the perfect candidate for the show to poke fun at, but what’s the fun in mocking what many consider a national nightmare? No matter who they poke fun at, South Park will provide its usual funny social commentary – just without explicitly referencing Trump.