Seventeen Pulitzer Prize winning editorial cartoonists have issued a statement condemning alleged threats against South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker after their 200th episode aired depicting the Prophet Mohammed in a bear suit. The cartoonists write:
“We, the undersigned, condemn the recent threats against the creators of South Park, Matt Stone and Trey Parker, by the extremist organization, Muslim Revolution. Freedom of express is a universal right and we reject any group that seeks to silence people by violence or intimidation. In the United States we have a proud tradition of political satire and believe in the right to speak or draw freely without censorship.”
The statement is signed by:
UPDATE: As pointed out there are 17, not 14 signatures as I reported earlier. An initial communication lead me to believe there were 14 participants; when the final statement was made they had increased in numbers, but I failed to recount. The text above has been updated to reflect the true number.