The 21st season premiere of South Park is going to be explosive, as the show gets set to tackle the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, that left one woman dead. The episode is called “White People Renovating House” and its description-which was released by Comedy Central this week—goes as follows:
“Protestors armed with tiki torches and Confederate flags take to the streets of South Park; Randy comes to grips with what it means to be white in today’s society.”’
Based on a clip from the episode, Trey Parker and Matt Stone didn’t stray too far from the events in Charlottesville, which were ignited by a group of white supremacists who gathered under the guise of protesting the planned removal of a Confederate statue.
In the clip, protestors march down the streets of the fictional Colorado town while chanting “You will not replace us!” which is eerily similar to what happened in Charlottesville. But since South Park is social commentary and not documentary, expect them to make the white supremacists look absurd using the same kind of biting satire that’s made the show such an essential part pf pop culture.
The clip doesn’t reveal whether or not the episode will go after Trump for his botched handling of the events in Charlottesville, but based on a recent interview, Stone and Parker are likely going to let the president off the hook—for now.
“It’s really tricky now as satire has become reality,” Parker told Ausralia’s ABC News. “We were really trying to make fun of what was going on [last year] but we couldn’t keep up. What was actually happening was way funnier than anything we could come up with. So we decided to just back off and let them do their comedy and we’ll do ours.”
We’ll find out when the season of premiere of South Park airs on September 13. Watch the clip below.