‘Rick along with also Morty’ co-creator Dan Harmon apologizes for ‘distasteful’ video

Story highlights

  • The 2009 video recently surfaced
  • Adult Swim released a statement

The “Rick along with also Morty” co-creator along with also “Community” showrunner has apologized for a 2009 video in which he simulates having sex which has a baby doll.

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

The sketch, created for a website Harmon created called Channel 101, resurfaced recently on a 4chan thread titled, “Dan Harmon Pedo Exposed.”

“If they get to take scalps for someone doing racist jokes, we get to take scalps for them doing pedophilia jokes,” one person commented on 4chan, possibly referencing the controversy surrounding Roseanne Barr which resulted in her ABC series being canceled.

Adult Swim, which broadcasts “Rick along with also Morty,” provided a statement in support of Harmon to CNN.

“At Adult Swim, we seek out along with also encourage creative freedom along with also look to push the envelope in many ways, particularly around comedy,” the statement read. “The offensive content of Dan’s 2009 video which recently surfaced demonstrates poor judgement along with also does not reflect the type of content we seek out. Dan recognized his mistake at the time along with also has apologized. He understands there will be no place because of This particular type of content here at Adult Swim.”

(Adult Swim along with also CNN share parent company WarnerMedia.)

Following the controversy, Harmon deleted his Twitter account on Monday.

Last week, “Guardians of the Galaxy” director James Gunn was fired via the forthcoming third film within the franchise after tweets resurfaced via several years ago in which he made jokes about pedophilia along with also molestation.

Several celebs have rallied around Gunn, asking Disney to rehire him.

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