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Lorde Takes South Park Ribbing In Stride, Calls Sia Out For Impersonating Her - VIDEO

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Trey Parker and Matt Stone set their satirical sights on “Yellow Flicker Beat” singer Lorde in the most recent episode of South Park. While last week’s central plot focused on Eric Cartman feigning being transgender in order to gain access to a private bathroom, the episode’s subplot exposed Lorde’s secret identity as a middle-aged married man.

To her credit the 17-year old New Zealander took the ribbing in stride, admitting that while she didn’t regularly watch the show, she was honored to have been featured. The singer also sang a brief snippet of the episode’s running joke--that the basis of most of her songs is the simple phrase “I am Lorde. Ya, ya, ya.”

“i have officially been the subject of two South Park episodes and that is weird and cool,” she tweeted out in response to the internet’s swift pickup of the episode. “i don't actually watch south park but from what i can tell sia was involved and someone's mum said something really nice about me.. score!”

Throughout the episode Lorde, whom we learn is actually Stan Marsh’s father (Randy) in drag and is working on track entitled “Feeling Good On A Wednesday.” Meant to be a spoof of Lorde’s “Royals,” the parody sounds a lot more like Sia covering early Mandy Moore. The “Chandelier” singer has neither confirmed nor denied her involvement in the show, but the vocals are fairly unmistakable.

Listen to Sia sing as Randy Marsh singing as Lorde AFTER THE JUMP...

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'South Park' Creators Trey Parker And Matt Stone: Pro-Gay, Pro-Gun

SouthparkSouth Park and The Book Of Mormon creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone don't discriminate when it comes their satirical portrayals: Christians, gay people, Jewish people, black people, white people, Muslims, celebrities... They're not afraid to offend anyone and everyone.

Yet rarely do they discuss their personal political views as openly they do in an interview with The Guardian, telling journalist Hadley Freeman they're for both gun rights and gay rights, often thought of as opposed positions. The interview, it is noted, was conducted before the Sandy Hook shooting.

The men also point out that liberals complain more often than conservatives about being made fun of:

"The big lie of our whole career is that rightwing fundamentalists are always trying to shut us down," Stone says. "It has literally never happened. The Mormons haven't, the Christians haven't – OK, the Scientologists did, but they don't count. But when we make fun of liberal people, they're like, 'What?!' I think religious conservatives are more used to taking a beating." And as if to antagonise their long-suffering liberal fans even more, Parker announces that the two causes he and Stone believe in are "gay marriage and guns. We're for both of those." [This interview was conducted before the recent shootings in Sandy Hook].

"We're from Colorado, and look at the way Colorado's gone politically in the last few elections," adds Stone, "it's now gay-friendly, weed-friendly, gun-friendly. There's an element of Colorado that I think is in us." Parker nods stoutly.

If there can be a concise summary of their political views, writes Freeman, it is this: "Be tolerant and be temperate, because only blinkered idiots are entirely on one side or the other." That's pretty fair.

'60 Minutes' Looks at Trey Parker, Matt Stone, and 'Book of Mormon': VIDEO


Last night, 60 Minutes looked into the world of Trey Parker and Matt Stone, their hit Broadway musical Book of Mormon, creating an episode of South Park, the Tom Cruise 'closet' episode, and how it all got started.


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