Saturday, September 17, 2016

Issac Hayes and the Space Church

Issac Hayes and the Space Church
Yes, things got very bad between the South Park guys and Issac Hayes. I remember that Trey and Matt made statements that Hayes did not quit the show on his own. It should be noted that the Church is heavily connect to their stars. And, it seemed they were pushing around Issac in his final days.
His son revealed that someone in the church forced him to leave the show and that's pretty shitty.
From HitFix, (("Isaac Hayes did not quit South Park; someone quit South Park for him," said Hayes III of his father, who died in 2008. "What happened was that in January 2006 my dad had a stroke and lost the ability to speak. He really didn't have that much comprehension, and he had to relearn to play the piano and a lot of different things. He was in no position to resign under his own knowledge. At the time, everybody around my father was involved in Scientology — his assistants, the core group of people. So someone quit South Park on Isaac Hayes' behalf. We don't know who."
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I remember when Jason Lee asked Kevin Smith to remove a reference to Scatology in his Dogma script. Members really can't be associated with media that makes fun of their “religion”. I liked Hayes' music and VO work, but hated the fact he was associated with this kooky church. The show makes fun of every religion, but when they make fun of Scientology Issac had to leave. Really, Scientology?
BTW, the South Park RPG references the Trapped in the Closet episode with Tom Cruise still in the closet if you knock. 

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