Israel’s vaccination drive gets spoofed by South Park
Long-running animated series recognizes Israel for its successful campaign but knocks its closed-border policies
In the first scene, a crowd of mask-wearing South Park residents is seen standing in line to enter a store with a security person refusing them entrance due to Covid-19 limitations. One of the characters complains that it’s ridiculous that they’re not allowed in and that “In Israel, they vaccinate everybody. Israel is way cooler than this lame place.” The bouncer responds “Then go to Israel,” to which the first character says defeatedly “I tried, but I couldn’t get in.”
דיפלומטיית החיסונים הישראלית הגיעה לסאות' פארק pic.twitter.com/dn1Op7RV0e— Amichai Stein (@AmichaiStein1) March 11, 2021
In late February, Erdan accused the show of being antisemitic for saying in a comedic news segment that Israel was only issuing vaccines to its Jewish citizens.
.@nbcsnl I’m a big fan of humor but, perpetuating antisemitism is just not funny. Your “joke” is ignorant-the fact is that the success of our vaccination drive is exactly because every citizen of Israel - Jewish, Muslim, Christian-is entitled it. Apologize!pic.twitter.com/zQqtBmFqJ2— Ambassador Gilad Erdan גלעד ארדן (@giladerdan1) February 21, 2021