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Rick and Morty fans are calling for the show to be cancelled after an old ‘baby rape’ video made by the creator resurfaced online.
Screenwriter Dan Harmon is facing a huge backlash from fans on Twitter after the video resurfaced in which he appears to simulate a baby doll in a parody of the drama series Dexter.
The disturbing clip was originally created in 2009, although it originally resurfaced in 2018 after it was shared on some blogging websites.
At the time, Harmon issued an apology for the footage after realising it was ‘way too distasteful’.
‘In 2009, I made a “pilot” which strove to parody the series Dexter and only succeeded in offending,’ UniLad reported.
‘I quickly realised 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 apologise.’
The video, which had been created as part of a monthly comedy sketch, began with Harmon speaking about the clip where he warned viewers before they watched it.
The pilot called Daryl was a spoof of Showtime’s serial killer series, Dexter.
‘Hi, I’m Dan Harmon, you’re about to watch my controversial new pilot Daryl and I have to warm you I originally made it with Showtime for their audience because it’s a little more groundbreaking for normal people to handle,’ he began.
‘But maybe you’ll surprise me, good luck.’
In the video, Harmon played a psychologist who listened to his patient talk about his newborn baby.
After his counselling session, Harmon can be seen breaking into his patient’s house where the baby is sleeping.
‘Thanks for being a good patient,’ he can he heard saying in the voiceover.
‘For taking all the sleeping pills I prescribed to you so that later tonight when I’m crawling through your window I can count on you to sleep like a baby.’
Since the clip resurfaced again this week, Rick and Morty fans are calling for the cartoon to be axed.
Metro.co.uk has reached out to Dan Harmon’s rep and Warner Bros for comment.
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