Not even criticism from Al Sharpton can stop the wave that Aaron McGruder is riding with his hit cartoon show, The Boondocks. The Cartoon Network ordered 20 more episodes of the show, the network announced last week.

10 of the shows 15 episodes have already aired and the next set of 20 will air later this year at its usual time of 11 p.m.

The show made national headlines recently when Al Sharpton accused McGruder of “desecrating” the name of late civil rights leader, Martin Luther King Jr. The episode in question aired one day before the U.S. recognized &Martin Luther King Day.

Return of the King saw the late leader come out of a 30 year coma right before the 2000 presidential election. King also gave a fiery speech which included several uses of “the ‘n’ word.”

“Cartoon Network must apologize and also commit to pulling episodes that desecrate black historic figures,” Sharpton said in a statement. “We are totally offended by the continuous use of the N-word.”

With Cartoon Network green lighting a second season, it doesn’t appear that Sharpton will get the apology that he’s looking for. Stay tuned to Hiphopdx.com as we bring you this story as it develops.

Source: eonline.com