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White supremacy latest controversial issue ‘South Park’ will take on

From left, Stan Marsh, Kyle Broflovski, Kenny McCormick and Eric Cartman are the main characters of the “South Park” animated series. The 21st season begins Wednesday.
From left, Stan Marsh, Kyle Broflovski, Kenny McCormick and Eric Cartman are the main characters of the “South Park” animated series. The 21st season begins Wednesday. Comedy Central

Over its 20 seasons on the air, “South Park” has never been afraid to take on controversial topics of the times.

Wednesday’s season debut will be no different.

When the animated series opens its 21st season, co-creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone will take on white supremacists and events in Charlottesville, Va., where violence at a white nationalist rally on Aug. 12 left several people wounded and a 32-year-old woman dead.

The episode – entitled “White People Renovating Houses” – will feature protesters carrying Confederate flags and tiki torches, according to the show’s official website. The events will cause Randy Marsh, father of Stan, to “come to grips with what it means to be white in today’s society.”

The season debut will air at 10 p.m. on Comedy Central. Check your local listings.

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