“South Park” creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker finally came out of the closet to confess that they are secretly … Republicans!
Stone and Parker made the admission to radio host Larry Elder after receiving a “freedom award” from the People for the American Way Foundation, a liberal group founded by TV producer Norman Lear. Elder shared the bombshell revelation on Twitter.
Trey Parker & Matt Stone of @SouthPark asked me to introduce them when they received a "freedom" award from Norman Lear's organization. After they graciously accepted, they said, "We're republicans." Nervous laughter. They repeated, "No, seriously, we're republicans."#Priceless pic.twitter.com/v6ICEXR6Eh
— Larry Elder (@larryelder) March 24, 2018
Elder recounted: “Trey Parker & Matt Stone of @SouthPark asked me to introduce them when they received a ‘freedom’ award from Norman Lear’s organization. After they graciously accepted, they said, ‘We’re Republicans.’ Nervous laughter. They repeated, ‘No, seriously, we’re Republicans.'”
On its website, the People of the Way Foundation calls itself a “progressive advocacy organization founded to fight right-wing extremism.” The group is virulently anti-Republican and anti-Trump, and it’s unclear why exactly it honored Stone and Parker.
Suffice it to say that “South Park” has been an equal-opportunity offender over the years, taking brutal jabs at liberals, conservatives, political correctness, and identity politics. No one is spared, and that’s perhaps a major reason why the cartoon sitcom has been a runaway success since its debut in 1997.
It’s possible that Stone and Parker were joking and they’re not really Republicans after all. However, their willingness to admit it (even if in jest) suggests there may be more conservatives in liberal Hollywood than the mainstream media claims.
Last week, Roseanne Barr made headlines after slamming liberals for going “so far” left that they alienated former liberal Hillary supporters like herself.
“You all went so f**ken far out!” Barr told Trump-hating comedian Jimmy Kimmel. “You lost everything. I mean, seriously!”
While it’s undeniable that show business is dominated by liberals, there are closet conservatives. Case in point: The reboot of Roseanne Barr’s hit sitcom “Roseanne” scored record-high ratings in its return March 27. In the reboot, Barr’s character is a vocal Trump supporter.
The first episode of the “Roseanne” reboot notched a staggering 18.1 million total viewers, making it the highest-rated TV show in years. The original “Roseanne” aired from 1988 to 1997 and was once the No. 1 show on television.
President Donald Trump called Roseanne Barr to congratulate her on the monster ratings. Barr told “Good Morning America” today that getting the call was “pretty exciting” and she was thrilled that President Trump delighted in her ratings win.
“It was pretty exciting, I’ll tell you that!” Barr gushed. “They said, ‘Hold please for the President of the United States of America,’ and that was about the most exciting thing ever. It was very sweet of him to congratulate us!”
it was a thrill to get a congratulatory phone call from The President of The United States of America. POTUS is the Fifth President I have received support from! what a life!
— Roseanne Barr (@therealroseanne) March 29, 2018
Roseanne continued: “We talked about a lot of things. He is just happy for me. I have known him for many years. It was just a friendly conversation about work and television and ratings.”