‘South Park’ didn’t hold back in its season 19 premiere. In the show’s Sept. 16 episode, Kyle dissed Caitlyn Jenner, saying that he didn’t think she was a ‘hero’ for coming out as a transgender woman. Click to WATCH a clip from the episode!
A lot has happened since the last time South Park aired a new episode, including Caitlyn Jenner, 65, revealing her journey as a transgender woman to the world. Well, as everyone pretty much expected, South Park tackled the subject in its season 19 premiere. Kyle was under fire for believing Caitlyn is not a “hero,” but you won’t believe what happened by the end of the episode!
South Park Elementary has a new character, and he’s not messing around. South Park fans were introduced to PC Principal, and Kyle’s already on his naughty list. He brought Kyle to his office after Kyle made this shocking statement: “I don’t think Caitlyn Jenner is a hero.”
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“This kind of transphobic and bigoted hate speech isn’t going to fly here, bro,” PC Principal said, according to the Washington Post. “I thought we were all on board that Caitlyn Jenner is an amazing beautiful woman who had the exquisite bravery of a beautiful butterfly flying against the wind. And then this s**t flies out of people’s mouths!”
Kyle reveals why he doesn’t think Caitlyn is a hero, and it’s not because he doesn’t support his transition. “I didn’t like Bruce Jenner as a person when he was on The Kardashians,” Kyle confessed. “And I don’t suddenly like him now.” He then corrects himself: “Her.”
However, by the end of the episode, Kyle decided to just tell everyone what they wanted to hear. “There’s no other way to say it,” he said. “What she did took bravery, and she is absolutely stunning.”
South Park airs Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET on Comedy Central.
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