Tomorrow night SBS VICELAND screens the South Park episode “Band in China.”
The episode parodies media censorship in China, and the manner in which the American entertainment industry purposefully compromises its productions to avoid it.
As a result of the episode’s criticism, the Chinese government banned the series entirely.
In response to the ban, creators Trey Parker & Matt Stone mocked China with a faux apology and a reference to an ongoing controversy surrounding the National Basketball Association (NBA) and the Hong Kong protests.
On October 8 the episode was also screened on a busy street in Hong Kong’s Sham Shui Po District as a form of protest.
8:30pm Monday on SBS VICELAND.