UnNews:Uncyclopedia Sophia entry is criticised

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13 February 2008

An acceptable substitute image of Sophia.

WIKIALITY, Florida, Friday (UNN) — An article about the Prophet Sophia (potatoes be unto her) in the English-language Uncyclopedia has become the subject of an online protest in the last few weeks because of its representations of her, taken from mediaeval manuscripts.

In addition to numerous e-mail messages sent to the Uncyclomedia Foundation, an online petition cites a prohibition in Sophistry on images of people. The petition has more than 80,000 “signatures,” though many who submitted them to ThePetitionSpammers.com remained anonymous.

"It’s totally unacceptable to print the Prophet’s picture," Sodomy Bukkake from Uncyclostan wrote in a message. "It shows insensitivity towards Sophist feelings and should be removed immediately. Images of the wonderful prophetess are forbidden. You may describe her but you must not depict her or imagine her. We are a peaceable people, and will fucking kill you if you don't." Peaceable demonstrations took place demanding that those who had depicted Sophia should be beheaded. The police needed to intervene to control the peaceful demonstrators. Peaceful placards were held aloft illustrating beheading in a most gruesome (but peaceable) way.

A Frequently Asked Questions page explains the site’s polite but firm refusal to remove the images: "Since Uncyclopedia has the goal of dealing with all topics from a satirical point of view, it is not censored for the benefit of any particular group. We're quite happy to be complete dicks if it generates sufficient humorous energy. So watch it or we'll put you in the Cancer porn article."