Roger L. Simon

Cartoon protest spreads to Hollywood!

It’s not just every imam from here to Lahore. Now soul idol Isaac Hayes has had enough! After nearly nine years playing the Chef on “South Park,” he has said adios to the show because of that cartoon’s disrespectful attitude toward organized religion. But this time it’s not Islam. It’s Hayes’ own faith – Scientology!

I can see it now – thousands of demonstrators, led by Tom Cruise and John Travolta, massing in front of Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, demanding that the world’s media cease depicting graven images of L. Ron Hubbard – at least without his ascot. It all sounds like an episode of… “South Park.” [Hey,maybe it’s all just a promotional stunt.-ed. Maybe it is.]