Despite consistently negative media attention on the topic (and negative reaction to that negative media attention), apparently two-thirds of Americans still believe that the name “Washington Redskins” isn’t disrespectful toward Native Americans. This stance, most fervently defended by people who own warehouses full of “Washington Redskins” T-shirts, comes under fire in the season 18 premiere of South Park.
That’s not news in and of itself—incisive commentary on current events is one of South Park’s signatures. The interesting (and frankly, delightful) part of this story is that South Park chose to run a full minute-long clip breaking down the absurdity of Redskins owner Dan Snyder’s defense of the name as a promo for its new season. They then bought ad time and played the promo exclusively during a Washington Redskins game. The ad only aired on TV in the Washington, D.C. metro area, but thanks to the magic of YouTube, you can watch it below as well.
[via The Wrap]