7 Actors Who Were Pissed Off At Animated Parodies Of Themselves

Sometimes a bit of self-awareness is all you need...

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In animation, there is no shortage of actors being portrayed in cartoon form, many go out of their way to be animated and parodied (see: all the actors that go on The Simpsons). From South Park to The Simpsons, animated versions of famous actors are manifold. Now, this doesn't mean that the actors that are being parodied have to like what they see.

This might be because the parodies tend to draw on and exaggerate certain aspects of their personality. A good example would be the animated parody of rapper Kanye West that appeared in South Park. West's counterpart in the show is seen as egotistical, arrogant, and unable to see past his own world view - traits that many would associate with the actual Kanye West. It is no surprise that West hated it.

When shows take a similar approach with actors, it is easy to see why they become so irate. While many actors that will be mentioned here did not make public statements concerning the animated parodies of themselves, we will be taking into consideration comments made by the creators of the parody and people around the actor.

7. Jennifer Lopez In South Park

South Park Tom Cruise
Comedy Central

Jennifer Lopez's parody in South Park is not exactly flattering. In the episode Fat Butt and Pancake Head, Cartman creates a hand-puppet that he calls Ms. Lopez in order to celebrate Latino influence in the arts. And of course, Cartman's puppet is an offensive Latino stereotype.

After Cartman wins first place, he decides to record a music video using Ms. Lopez. It goes on to be a hit and the real Lopez is fired from the record company.

It gets more offensive as Ben Affleck, who was Lopez's husband at the time, falls in love with the puppet and even makes love to it. It is fair to say that the real Jennifer Lopez wasn't impressed.

Interestingly, it was the parody song recorded by Cartman that annoyed her the most. So much so that it was reported that anyone caught singing it was to be removed from her movie sets. Staggeringly, despite all the other aspects of the mockery, she held on to the silly song.

And of course, knowing that Lopez hated the animated portrayal of her, the creators brought the puppet back. Multiple times.


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