Colin Kaepernick’s national anthem protest has received the “South Park” treatment.
The often offensive animated series never has been afraid to incorporate hot button issues into its comedy, and a teaser for Wednesday night’s episode reveals that even a topic as polarizing as Kaepernick’s protest isn’t off limits.
In the 30-second spot, several “South Park” characters are seen standing for an anthem of sorts. The song starts off by calling Kaepernick “brave” and saying that “cops are pigs,” but the lyrics soon flip-flop between whether police officers really are “pigs.”
The episode — and the above scene, in particular — undoubtedly will strike a chord with some, which typically is what “South Park” strives for in its comedy. The show is beginning its 20th season Wednesday, and there have been plenty of contentious segments over the years.
Kaepernick, by the way, continued his protest Monday night by kneeling during the national anthem before the San Francisco 49ers’ season opener against the Los Angeles Rams. Several other players also followed the trend started by Kaepernick a few weeks ago during the NFL’s Week 1 slate.