HBO is censoring five South Park episodes that depict the Islamic prophet Muhammad.
The network was offering all episodes from 23 seasons of the show on its HBO Max streaming service, but now that collection is incomplete, and the five episodes are not available anywhere else, not even on Comedy Central’s own service.
“The controversial episodes violate a widespread Islamic belief that depictions of Muhammad or any of the other prophets of Islam are forbidden, as they encourage the worship of idols,” reported Deadline. “The prohibitions cover images, drawings, statues and cartoons.”
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