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‘South Park’: A Brief History of the Show’s Most Transphobic Episodes

‘South Park’: A Brief History of the Show’s Most Transphobic Episodes

[Editor’s note: The following piece contains discussion of graphic transphobic jokes.]

On last Wednesday’s episode of “South Park,” a Randy Savage-type character enters and wins a Strong Woman competition. The supposed joke? Her name is Heather. Hulking with muscle and sporting a dark beard and gruff voice, she quickly dispenses with the competition. Looking on in shy discomfort are PC Principal and his wife, vice principal Strong Woman, who parent the PC Babies, the show’s tongue-in-cheek caricature of hyper-progressive white liberals. As Heather arrogantly sweeps a barrage of women’s competitions, bragging that she can beat any woman, her bad attitude tests the mettle of their liberal goodwill.

The episode, titled “Board Girls,” and the seventh episode of the 23rd season of Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s Comedy Central series, provoked an immediate and universal backlash, and IndieWire reached out to the network for comment.

But nobody seemed particularly surprised.

South Park” has been wading into transphobic

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