No one does social commentary disguised as satire like South Park. Last night South Park poked plenty of fun at Tom Brady and Deflategate, but the real beauty of the episode was the commentary about social justice warriors (SJWs) who whine on Twitter about the world not being politically correct enough. Trey Parker and Matt Stone compared the obnoxious SJWs of the world to overzealous, white, Oakley-rocking frat Bros who scream about “checking your privilege!” The comparison itself is pretty funny when you consider how Oakley-rocking frat Bros are a group of humanity many SJWs tend to despise.
It all starts when Kyle questions whether Caitlyn Jenner is actually a hero, causing PC Principal to lose it on South Park Elementary. “I’m here because this place is lost in a time warp! Like it or not, PC is back and it’s bigger than ever!”
When the PC Bros group together to form a fraternity, they do it because they “love nothing more than beer, working out, and that feeling you get when you rhetorically defend a marginalized community from systems of oppression,” screaming that there’s “No problematic language here, bro!”
This eventually results in the obnoxious PC Principal beating the crap out of Cartman for not being PC enough. The irony of Stunning and Brave is that PC Bros are acting very un-Bro like, minus the heavy drinking and working out. Real Bros aren’t petty when it comes to Internet outrage. When know when to stay chill.
I died laughing at “Sweet, Bros! Texas A&M!”
The whole episode reminds of Trevor Noah’s words about the outrage economy we live in. A few months ago Bill Burr cracked a couple of observational jokes about Caitlyn Jenner on Conan and came under fire from SJWs on the Internet. This South Park episode almost feels like it’s a response to the wrath he received.
If you haven’t already caught it, go watch the entire episode over at South Park Studios.