Rick and Morty’s Dan Harmon Deletes Twitter After Disturbing Sketch About Child Rape Resurfaces!
Dan Harmon, the creator of such cult-beloved series as Rick and Morty and Community, has deleted his Twitter account following the resurfacing of a video he made, in which he graphically sexually violates a doll.
You can WATCH the CLIP below!
The video is called Daryl, a five-minute spoof pilot of Showtime’s long-running series Dexter, and was posted to Channel 101, the website Harmon co-founded, back in 2009. It stars Harmon as the titular character, and follows him as he jumps through a window inside a home, removes his pants, and moves to the couch, where he rubs his genitals on a baby doll while partly naked. The logline provided by Channel 101 reads, “Originally made with Showtime, Dan Harmon presents a groundbreaking new show about the darker side of therapy.”
Harmon calls the character as “a baby rapist with a heart of gold”; the video begins with a warning of “controversial” content.
The video first reappared on Twitter over Comic-Con weekend; Harmon was in San Diego with his Rick and Morty co-creator Justin Roiland at the time. Shortly after the video began generating backlash, eliciting criticism for seemingly making light of child rape, Harmon’s Twitter account was apparently deleted.
He has since APOLOGIZED for the OFFENSIVE SKETCH:
“In 2009, I made a ‘pilot’ which strove to parody the series ‘Dexter’ and only succeeded in offending,” Dan Harmon said in a statement obtained by Variety. “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.”