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South Park Pokes Fun at Penn State Scandal

Did Trey and Matt go too far with their newest episode focused on the recent Penn State scandal?

By: Rebecca Ihilchik

Published: November 17th, 2011 in Culture » TV » News

South Park Pokes Fun at Penn State Scandal
South Park’s taken another stab at serious news, this time at the Penn State child abuse scandal.

The series infamous for its button-pushing jokes is under scrutiny once more for last night’s episode “The Poor Kid.” The episode featured Kenny and his siblings being removed from their parents’ custody after a run-in with the law. They encounter social worker Mr. Adams, who upon meeting them cracks multiple jokes about the Penn State scandal.

An example: “I’ve been looking over my file and see you kids have all been horribly physically and emotionally abused. Oh, whoops! That isn’t your case file. It’s the Penn State University Gazette. Ha! I’m joking. That’s just a joke. We like to have fun here. It is your case file. I was all just like, ‘It’s the Penn State Gazette,’ to be like a joke. We have fun.”

The scandal made headlines earlier this month when Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky was charged with forty counts of sexual abuse of young boys over a period of fifteen years.

Did the jokes go too far, or was the whole thing just another South Park classic? Watch a clip below and decide for yourself. With the show recently having been renewed till 2016, we can promise one thing: this won’t be the last time it’s called into question.

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