Kanye West and his reality star fiancée, whom ‘South Park’ claims has ‘the body of a Hobbit,’ were the main focus of the Dec. 11 episode.
When Butters turned down Lisa Berger for being “too fat” on South Park‘s season finale, it seemed like just another offensive episode of Comedy Central’s long-running series. But when it was revealed that Butters’ entire perception of female beauty stems from HollywoodLife.com staple Kim Kardashian, I knew the evening was “Bound 2” end up incredible.
Immediately, Wendy argued that Kim not only is Kim “overweight” in real life, but she’s literally a Hobbit. And who came to Kim’s defense, besides the always-professional Mr. Mackey? Why, none other than Kanye West, who is now apparently open about being a “recovering gay fish.”
(Good for him, honestly.)
Clearly inspired by Kanye’s recent string of self-loving rants, South Park‘s Yeezy was completely out of his gourd. He was also unable to disprove Wendy’s claims about Kim being a Hobbit.
Even more timely was the episode’s depiction of Pope Francis being named TIME‘s Person of the Year, which was literally announced the day this episode aired. And yes, Kanye snatched the Pope’s mic, Taylor Swift-style, in another (failed) attempt to disprove Kim’s Hobbit status.
‘South Park’ Mocks The Kardashian Family
Not content with merely spearing Kim, South Park widened its sights to the entire Kardashian krew. In an inadvertent comparison to Hobbits, Kanye claimed that Keeping Up With The Kardashians is a TV show about “short, loud little people living in a fantasy world.”
(No argument here!)
Eventually, Kanye realized he is engaged to a Hobbit, and he’s surprisingly OK with it. After a dramatic reading of Kim’s Hobbit adventures — during which Kanye referred to her “fat,” then said she’ll never be as good as Beyoncé — he decided that he loves her no matter what she is.
Despite the episode’s over-the-top and arguably hurtful methods, it actually did bare one important lesson for us all: Be nice and stop hating, because “nobody likes a girl who’s jelly.”
HollywoodLifers, do you think this episode was too mean, or did it merely use celebrities to raise important issues about young girls’ insecurities? Drop a comment with your review of the finale.
— Andy Swift