In case you were thinking another show has usurped “South Park” in providing the best social commentary around, Matt Stone and Trey Parker just dropped potentially the best take on this Colin Kaepernick-national anthem controversy yet.
The whole thing needed just 30 seconds and was actually a commercial for the 10-episode return of their forever-running Comedy Central crude-animation series. Still, it was damn effective.
In the promo, all your “South Park” favorite adults stand for the “Star-Spangled Banner,” with new lyrics that flip-flop support between the San Francisco 49ers second-string quarterback and police officers.
Below are the brilliant lyrics — who wouldn’t stand for these?
“Colin Kaepernick is brave/Cops are pigs, cops are pigs/Wait, someone just took my stuff/I need to call the cops.”
“Oh no, I just said ‘cops are pigs’/Whose gonna help me get my stuff?/Why did I listen to Colin Kaepernick?/He’s not even any good.”
“Oh, I just got all my stuff back/Cops are pigs again, cops are pigs/Colin Kaepernick’s a good backup…”
Watch the video above.
Kaepernick has made headlines recently for refusing to stand for the national anthem when it is played before NFL games. He has stated his actions are to protest police brutality against the black community in this country.
Since Kaepernick initially took a stand — er, seat — other players have joined in, including Denver Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall. Four Miami Dolphins kneeled before their game on Sunday, while the entire Seattle Seahawks squad locked arms during the anthem on 9/11.
“South Park” comes back to cable tomorrow night at 10/9c.