The infamous Chef Matt Stone and his wife
The creators of South Park have sunk to a new low of tastelessness--I say this as a fan--with their new episode "I See Dead Celebrities." The installment shows recently deceased stars Michael Jackson, Patric Swayze, Farrah Fawcett, and David Carradine dwelling in purgatory while waiting to enter heaven. (Where are Steve McNair and Ed McMahon?) During the episode Michael's spirit inhabits one of the show's regular characters.
Jackson fans are striking back at the show in internet chatrooms and social networking sites. Creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone just laughed it off when Isaac "Chef" Hayes quit the show over their mocking of Scientology, but this just may be their counterpart to the banned Boondocks "Hunger Strike" episode about BET.