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Friday Funny: South Park Gentrification Spoof Could Be Anytown, USA

The most shocking thing about the recent episode of South Park, "The City Part of Town," was that it took Cartman and company so long to poke fun at the effects of gentrification.
October 9, 2015, 5am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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Patrick Hogan shares insight into the online commentary following a recent episode of the satirical cartoon South Park. The episode, "The City Part of Town," presents, according to Hogan, "a parody of upscale housing developments being placed in formerly low-income neighborhoods with a commercial for The Lofts at SoDoSoPa (South Downtown South Park)."

Hogan's coverage mostly focuses on the claims from within the Reddit community of which town/city is most likely the subject of the satire from the infamous show.

As Planetizen readers know, however, hipsters, and the kinds of artisan urbane authentic bespoke luxury they prefer, can be found in all 50 states.

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Published on Friday, October 2, 2015 in Fusion
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