A surprise appearance in the Oct. 25 episode of South Park by the late Steve Irwin - accompanied by the stingray that killed him (!), and attending Satan's Halloween party (!!) - has sparked a bit of controversy. (Whodathunk?) John Beyer of the U.K.'s Mediawatch, for one, tells the Associated Press that the animated cameo was "grossly insensitive." Comedy Central's Tony Fox, though, notes that series masterminds Trey Parker and Matt Stone are "largely free to do what they like in terms of creativity." May I, Ben, add on their behalf, that if you don't appreciate their freewheeling sense of humor, you can simply not watch and, as Cartman would say, quit breakin' their balls.
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