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South Park trolls the Washington Redskins in hilarious ad (VIDEO)

A celebrity gossip junky, Caroline Goddard has been writing entertainment news for longer than the world has known Kim Kardashian's name. Follow her on Twitter at @GoddardCaroline.

South Park's Cartman skewers the Redskins, to the ire of team fans

In an ultimate lesson on trolling, South Park ran an ad bashing the Washington Redskins during a Washington Redskins game.

The ad, which was promoting the upcoming season of the long-running Comedy Central hit, shows Eric Cartman running a business under the no longer trademarked Washington Redskins name. A cartoon version of team owner Dan Snyder begs him to stop "in the name of decency," calling Cartman's appropriation of the name "offensive" and "derogatory."

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That, Alanis, is the meaning of "ironic."

But don't worry. Cartman insists, "When I named my company Washington Redskins it was out of deep appreciation for your team and your people."

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The best part? The ad only aired in the Washington, D.C., market.

Reaction to the piece was decidedly mixed.

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BTW, in real life Cartman could not actually use the name for his own business. Although the team did lose the federal registration of the trademark, they still maintain a "legal presumption of ownership," according to Forbes.

Tell us: What did you think of the South Park Washington Redskins promo?

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