Irwin's Widow 'Devastated' By South Park Parody

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LATEST: Steve Irwin's widow TERRI is reportedly "devastated" by an episode of controversial TV cartoon South Park that pokes fun at the late CROCODILE HUNTER. Terri, 42, is said to be worried that Irwin's children BINDI, eight, and BOB, two, will see the show, which portrays the late star with a stingray sticking out of his chest less than two months after he died. Last night (27OCT06), Australian TV channel SBS said it is planning to air the episode in Australia next year (07) or in 2008. It has already been shown in the US. A friend of Irwin's widow says, "Terri is devastated Steve is being mocked in such a cruel way. Her worry is that Bindi and Bob will see it and break down. "Steve had as big a sense of humour as anyone, but this goes too far too soon." British TV naturalist MARK AMEY, 44, who worked alongside Irwin, backed the sentiments, saying, "My message to people is don't watch the show. It's distasteful s**t. Let's hope none of Steve's fans who keep poisonous animals happen to find the addresses of those behind the show and leave them a nice surprise." Irwin was killed by a stingray barb off the coast of Queensland, Australia on 4 September (06) while filming a segment for his daughter's new TV show.


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Steve Irwin learned his craft from frauds like Marlon Perkins of Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom. Both these hucksters used "canned" situations where tame and semi-tame creatures were used to stage fake situations. Many of these animals were hurt and harrassed just to create a cheap show barely above the level of a Roman spectacle at the Colliseum. Those camera angles, multiple for each situatiom, have to be planned and placed BEFORE any "action". Steve Irwin was a FRAUD! Even CNN showed his trickery when they did some stories after his death. They show Steve leaping on a Black Snake, then grappling with it, and nearly getting bit. Then the Director said "cut" and the camera panned showing the crew, and several cages, and a handler who rushed up to take the terrified tame or semi-tame animal and put it back in it's cage.Fu*k you Steve Irwin.Rot in Hell, you animal abuser.
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I echo the other comments that South Park is never for young children, their including famous people in 'Hell' scenes soon after death is nothing new, and that the portrayal of Irwin in the show wasn't mocking or ridiculing. I agree it was unfortunate and unnecessary and even in the show it was said be to be too soon. However by all accounts it won't show in the UK until well into 2007, which isn't that soon. Some pundits publicly said rather unkind things about Irwin after his death that got less reaction than this thirty silly seconds in a cartoon.What troubles me is that no one is talking about how the same episode of South Park represents Catholic priests keeping naked boys on leashes, and a killing spree by a trio of infamous (and also dead) serial killers. Are these concepts so accepted that they draw no reaction by comparison?
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People who are making fun of Steve's death ought to be ashamed of themselves. Don't they know that the family has been through enough. They don't need stupid people to add to their grief and make a mockery of his death.
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Nothing is sacred in SOUTH PARK. But the complaints about the use of Irwin's image in that episode made fun not of Irwin but rather about what's in good taste and who gets to arbatrate.Love SOUTH PARK, never say what's his names showMax in Texas
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Steve Irwin's Widow "Devastated" yah . . . Im sure she isall the way to the bank.NOW were going to have to endure the CHILD in a jungle series . . .Bindi, The Jungle Girl, a 26-part wildlife documentary.Ill watch is the gator gobbles her up whole.I guess if you don't watch the terrorist win.
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Steve's death was a tragic accident. But, Hollywood is Hollywood, and money is money. If people don't know that by now, they might as well just stop watching t.v., and never leave their homes. As far as Terri goes..I am sure she was upset by it, but also she should be smart enough to know that was to be expected..be it "South Park", or anything else. Personally speaking, Steve Irwin should be resting in peace now, and let his family allow loving memories in their hearts forever.
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It’s incredible how some people can be so stupid. They should be ashamed of their selves. I hope that they can live with the thought that they are on purpose disrespectful and doing an immoral gesture. Millions of people will be protesting against them. You people need to get a life. Are these messages (that we are posting here) made known to the people in some way? Someone has to present this terrible mistake that is about to happen to the entire world. We can’t let this happen!
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First, South Park is not a kid's cartoon. Cable TV is like a chainsaw - useful, but not something to leave the kids alone with. This is a show that depicts Gandhi in hell and only Mormons in heaven. I love the show, but wouldn't let a child watch it. The actual scene, for those who missed it, is thus: Satan throws a Hallowwen party, parodying the over-the-top sweet sixteen trend. He sees Irwin and says "That costume is totally uncool. It's too soon." Irwin says "But I am Steve Irwin", and Satan replies, "Oh, no costume. You'll have to leave." Finally, I'm betting that there will be thousands of revelers dressed up in "karkies" this week. Many will think its funny, but many will do it as a tribute to Steve.
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I think you are all retarded. Steve Irwin was my idol and i will miss him just as much as anyone. South Park is known for making fun of pretty much everything under the sun. The fault of what her kids see does not fall on the show, but the parrent. Bindi and Bob shouldnt be watching south park at that age to begin with, nor should any child at that age. It is the responsability of the parents to control what their kids watch and quite frankly, considering the whole damn family is on animal planet, discovery channel, discovery kids, etc... and considering what they all do for a living, i HIGHLY doubt they watch much of anything else but animal related shows.
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Has anyone actually seen the show? I have and it was totally harmless, not directed at Steve at all. It had to do with the many halloween parties where people do show up as Steve. In the episode Satan throws a halloween party, Steve shows up with stingray and all. Satan want's to kick Steve out for having no empathy by dressing up as Steve, not knowing it is the real one. Steve says "but it is me, Satan... I thought we were palls!" Satan kicks him out for not wearing a costume.All these people who are going crazy about this: Don't watch it. Problem solved.
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