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‘Rick and Morty’ Creator Dan Harmon Quits Twitter After Being Targeted by Trolls

After their unprecedented success in getting Disney to fire the director of some of their most profitable movies over some jokes he made on Twitter ten years ago, the dumbass brigade has rolled forward digging through the social media histories of anyone they can find who doesn’t like Donald Trump and trying to claim that whatever off-color jokes they made makes them actual pedophiles because hey, it worked once, and that’s what counts.

While Rick and Morty creators Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland were at Comic-Con doing a fake radio show to promote their show, these brain geniuses dug up a Dexter parody called Daryl that Dan Harmon created for Channel 101. The premise of the skit is that Harmon’s character rapes babies, and in the end he finds a way to only rape babies for good and not evil. The sketch is pretty funny if you look at it in the context it was presented in, which was an absolute glut of television shows with villains as heroes.

Of course, these people took it as proof that Harmon is actually a baby raper, because of course if you were raping babies the thing you’d do is make a comedy sketch about being a baby raper. I’m sure seeing Dan Harmon’s fat, naked ass is just a ploy to normalize baby raping.

But guys, I looked into it, and this conspiracy goes so much deeper! For example, did you know David Byrne admitted to being a psycho killer and an arsonist? And Paul Simon doesn’t pay his bodyguard Betty, he just expects bodyguarding services in exchange for being Betty’s long-lost pal. Scary!

Harmon just clearly didn’t have the energy to deal with this shit and deleted his Twitter account entirely. Really, it’s the smart thing to do about this, anyone who is telling you they’re upset about this or thinks it makes Dan Harmon a pedophile is either disingenuous or stupid, and no one has time for either of those.

After deleting his Twitter account, Harmon gave a statement to video game and nerd culture website Polygon.

“In 2009, I made a “pilot” which strove to parody the series Dexter and only succeeded in offending,” Harmon said in a statement to Polygon. “I quickly realized the content was way too distasteful and took the video down immediately. Nobody should ever have to see what you saw and for that, I sincerely apologize.”

I assume by “Nobody should ever have to see what you saw,” he meant himself half-naked, because I’ve heard the dad from Full House tell more offensive jokes about baby rape. Adult Swim also issued a statement on the issue.

“At Adult Swim, we seek out and encourage creative freedom and look to push the envelope in many ways, particularly around comedy…The offensive content of Dan’s 2009 video that recently surfaced demonstrates poor judgement and does not reflect the type of content we seek out. Dan recognized his mistake at the time and has apologized. He understands there is no place for this type of content here at Adult Swim.”

That’s corporate-speak for “We’d love to cave to literally any outrage from the internet but we already paid this guy in advance for 70 episodes of our highest-rated show, so go bother CBS.”

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