Did Hayes Really Quit South Park?

The Isaac Hayes quits South Park controversy thickens. According to a report on that most eminent of sources, FOX News, Hayes suffered a stroke on January 17th and “is in no position to have quit anything.” Even more intriguing, the article points to an interview with Hayes last year on The Onion AV Club, where the voice behind Chef is specifically asked about Scientology being mocked on South Park.

AVC: They did just do an episode that made fun of your religion, Scientology. Did that bother you?

IH: Well, I talked to Matt and Trey about that. They didn’t let me know until it was done. I said, “Guys, you have it all wrong. We’re not like that. I know that’s your thing, but get your information correct, because somebody might believe that shit, you know?” But I understand what they’re doing. I told them to take a couple of Scientology courses, and understand what we do. [Laughs.]

One thing’s for sure, “Hayesgate” is far from over.

Commericials on comedy central this week advertising this wednesday’s season premiere of South Park say that this episode is about “Chef’s return to south park”.