South Park sparks outrage as it announces 'nuclear emergency' in first look at 'Cold War' episode

SOUTH Park has sparked outrage after announcing a "nuclear emergency" in a first look at a brand new episode.

The fourth episode of the 25th season appears to touch upon Russia's invasion of the Ukraine.

A video uploaded to South Park's YouTube channel has confirmed that the ep, titled Back to the Cold War, will air tonight on Comedy Central.

In the never-before-seen clip, PC Principal says to Mr Mackey: "I see that you've called for another nuclear emergency drill this afternoon?"

The guidance counsellor replies: "Yes that's right. We are going to be prepared."

PC Principal adds: "Well Mr Mackey this is the seventh drill that we've done in two days…

"I see that you also put in the budget for a bomb shelter and 20 VHS copies of Red Dawn."

But some people think that it's too soon for the animated sitcom to address what's going on in the world.

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One fumed on Twitter: "Creators of South Park surely have heard about #Putin's recent nuclear threat. I hope they'll be careful and delicate to touch on the #Ukraine tragedy or simply not make any reference at all."

A second said: "@SouthPark Making fun of Ukraine situation, huh?"

"@SouthPark No way they already made a Ukraine episode 

," a third added on the social media platform.

However others are interested to see how the new instalment will play out.

One said in the comments section on the YouTube video: "I'm so glad they made this tbh so many people are experiencing worry and concern over what's happening we need a bit of light hearted humour about it."

Another said: "I love it how South Park show people the distractions what's going on in the world."

The much-loved show, created by Matt Stone and Trey Parker, has been raising important news topics since it first aired in 1997.

Two years after the 24th season wrapped up, the new series premiered last month.

After the coronavirus pandemic hit the world back in 2020, they released a Covid-19 special last year, which was followed by three other episodes following on from the aftermath of the bug.

South Park has also had a number of explosive real life predictions over the years.

Some include the Ebola outbreak and the death of Osama Bin Laden.

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