Hollywood has been working overtime to clean-up their social media profiles after Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn was fired from Disney for sickening Tweets involving child rape, pedophilia and molestation. While Gunn was the only one to be fired a number of Hollywood celebrities’ Tweets surfaced with this behavior including Sarah Silverman, James Gunn’s brother, Sean Gunn, Patton Oswalt, Ian Michael Black and Anthony Jeselnik. The latest comes from Rick and Morty creator Dan Harmon. Harmon created a video in which he played a child molester named Daryl. He subsequently reenacts a child rape in the video.
He begins the video by saying, “Hi, I’m Dan Harmon. You’re about to watch my controversial new pilot, Daryl.”
The video is quite graphic and he uses explicit language that we do not feel appropriate to publish.
The video seemed to be a parody of Showtime’s popular crime show Dexter.
Shortly after the video came to light and hit the web like a storm, Harmon deleted his Twitter account.
Not only is Harmon the creator of Rick and Morty, but he’s also the executive producer of Harmontown, Good Game, and Community. He was also the creator and head writer of The Sarah Silverman Program.
If you are unfamiliar with Rick and Morty, it’s an adult themed animated science fiction adventure that airs on Cartoon Network’s late night programming, Adult Swim. The show follows the misadventures of a cynical mad scientist named Rick Sanchez and his good-hearted grandson Morty Smith as the two go on interdimensional adventures and deal with everyday domestic life.
Rick and Morty has been adapted into comics by Oni Press with a story written by Zac Gorman.
Harmon is only the latest in a string of high profile people who have gotten a lot of push back for referencing pedophilia and child rape. Two things that are rumored to be major issues in Hollywood.