South Park creators to back off Trump jokes: ‘Satire has become reality’

Matt Parker and Trey Stone say it will be more difficult to taunt the new administration: Theyre already going out and doing the comedy

South Park creators Matt Parker and Trey Stone have said they will refrain from mocking everybody in government in future episodes.

The previous two seasons featured a character and situations inspired by Donald Trump, with Mr Garrisons recent character arc directly modelled after the Celebrity Apprentice hosts ascent to the White House. But thats likely to change.

It feels like its going to be more difficult, Stone said in an interview with ABC News in Australia. Parker went on to add: Theyre already going out and doing the slapstick. Its not something you are able to make fun of.

The first episode of the most recent season was the highest-rated premiere in a decade as Parker and Stone tried to keep up with weekly election developments but reviews were mixed.

Its tricky and its truly tricky now as satire has become reality, Parker said. We were really trying to make fun of what was going on[ last season] but we couldnt keep up. What was actually happening was way funnier than anything we could come up with. So we decided to only back down and let[ legislators] do their slapstick and well do ours. Parker has now been referred to Trump and Clinton as the giant douche and the turd sandwich.

People say to us all the time, Oh, you guys are getting all this good material, like were happy about some of this stuff thats happening, Stone said. But I dont know if thats true. It doesnt feel that way.

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