There has been a lot of outrage about the Washington Redskins offensive name and logo. When the US patent office cancelled the Washington Redskins trademark earlier this year, it made it much easier for other people to use the organization’s branding to advertise their own products or services. The latest person to do just that is South Park’s Eric Cartman.
A short clip posted promoting the show’s eighteenth season on Wednesday. In the clip Cartman satirizes team owner Dan Snyder’s repeated arguments that the “Redskins” moniker is not offensive.
Snyder argues that by calling a new company “The Washington Redskins,” he’s being derogatory to the team’s owners. Cartman repeats Snyder’s real life arguments right back to him, saying he chose to use the name out of “deep appreciation for your team, and your people.”
After all these years South Park doesn’t miss a beat. Get ready for the season 18 premiere on Wednesday September 24.