Every company needs resources to sustain itself. Those can be people, money, equipment and so on.
So how the company will get those resources and how it will reach to their target customers is part of the business model discussion.
Just because something is not illegal, does it mean it is ethical?
It is a big question to answer. South park, being South Park had interesting thing to say and made fun of.
The freemium business model. I really enjoyed their parody, because in a way this is how social media condition us today.
Never ending scrolls. Multimedia after multimedia, and the illusion we are in control.
In reality, it is the algorithms in control. Those same algorithms that we all feed with our behavior.
In a way, we teach the machines how to slave us.
Just look at this video and think about if the things you use promote such behavior: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OazF-sH1D5A
If yes, would you change something in your own behavior and life?