South Park season 22 is kicking off in two weeks, and apparently the way in which Comedy Central is trying to promote it is by calling for its own cancellation. This is what you see in the new teaser that CarterMatt has for you below, one where they turn #CancelSouthPark into a movement. That has led to a number of people tweeting sad and/or shocked reactions that someone could actually want to end the show.
This is certainly an interesting way to promote the new season of the series, especially since we really doubt that it is going anywhere at all. South Park is just doing a little bit of creative advertising here, and is likely just playing on the sense of outrage many people have lately, leading to them taking to social media and demanding some sort of action in turn. The only real difference here is that South Park seems to be getting out in front of the idea, demanding its own cancellation before other people have a chance to do the same.
It’s a fun, creative way to promote a show, and one that definitely feels on-brand for a show that many people are probably surprised is still on the air in the first place. It’s so rare that any show lasts for 20 years, especially one that sets out to offend and enrage as much as this one. This is a very different climate for South Park than the one in which it premiered in, and with that in mind, we still wonder if they are going to have to over time slowly shift the series into something that is increasingly different. It’s been surprisingly immune from many scandals to date, probably just because viewers don’t really expect anything from the show other than it being offensive.
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