‘Cancel ‘Rick and Morty’ Gains Steam After 2009 Dan Harmon Doll Rape Video Resurfaces

‘Cancel ‘Rick and Morty’ Gains Steam After 2009 Dan Harmon Doll Rape Video Resurfaces
Eleven years after “Rick and Morty” co-creator Dan Harmon made a parody video in which he simulates raping a baby doll — and two years after apologizing for it — new attention is being brought to the video on social media and with it calls to cancel the Adult Swim show. While this isn’t the first time controversy has erupted over the video, this latest round of public backlash comes with a new twist: Posts calling for the cancellation of “Rick and Morty” frequently include hashtags used by adherents of the sprawling right-wing conspiracy theory QAnon.

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This is the creator of Rick & Morty! This shit is fucking sick #CancelRickandMorty #Saveourchilden #pizzagate #frazzeldrip pic.twitter.com/JbA5iCAHf4

Zoe prince (@vanzoeyung) August 13, 2020

The video, a parody of “Dexter” called “Daryl,” premiered in 2009 at the Channel 101 comedy festival. It features Harmon’s character climbing through a window, pulling down his pants,
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