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2020-08-14 12:17:47 PM  

Ishkur: Everyone has known this for years. Harmon has apologized for it profusely and is not interested in re-visiting it just because cancel culture discovered it now.


i knew.
 
2020-08-14 12:18:16 PM  
There's almost nothing in that article to substantiate the claim in the headline or to backup the idea that there is any sort of push to "cancel" the man in question.
 
2020-08-14 12:24:42 PM  

JerseyTim: There's almost nothing in that article to substantiate the claim in the headline or to backup the idea that there is any sort of push to "cancel" the man in question.


It's great clickbait, though, because they know Rick and Morty fans tend to be obsessed rage-aholics with a lot of time on their hands.
 
2020-08-14 12:27:20 PM  
Rick and Morty has been cancelled on numerous realities for all sorts of reasons. If it gets culture cancelled on this one, that's not in any way special.
  
2020-08-14 12:54:38 PM  

kbronsito: Rick and Morty has been cancelled on numerous realities for all sorts of reasons. If it gets culture cancelled on this one, that's not in any way special.


In an infinite number of universes it's been cancelled an infinite number of times.
 
2020-08-14 12:56:09 PM  

sigdiamond2000: JerseyTim: There's almost nothing in that article to substantiate the claim in the headline or to backup the idea that there is any sort of push to "cancel" the man in question.

It's great clickbait, though, because they know Rick and Morty fans tend to be obsessed rage-aholics with a lot of time on their hands.


I am not!  You're picking on me!  I feel persecuted! Take that back!

Now I'm required to spend the next 28 hours tracking you across media platforms making sure everyone knows you're a Total Jerry until you apologize! YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!!1!!1

/That was exhausting
//I could use a nap
///snark mode off
 
2020-08-14 1:06:26 PM  
Can we cancel rick and morty for having an obnoxious Dan base instead?
 
2020-08-14 1:06:37 PM  
Well, time to whip this out again.

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2020-08-14 1:07:05 PM  
Somebody made a hashtag.  The show is doomed!
 
2020-08-14 1:07:31 PM  
If you are a Rick and Morty fan, there's probably next to nothing that will offend you - at least when it comes to dark humor.

So, anybody pushing this isn't a Rick and Morty fan. It's not going to get cancelled, it's like all those times South Park was "going to get cancelled" because of them pushing the envelope. It's their farking job.
 
2020-08-14 1:07:40 PM  

Kazan: Can we cancel rick and morty for having an obnoxious Dan base instead?


That Dan guy is a dick.
 
2020-08-14 1:07:54 PM  
Didn't Futurama and Family Guy get cancelled a bunch because they kept making fun of the pope?
 
2020-08-14 1:08:25 PM  
Internet Tattle Tale: The Documentary
Youtube QUH8FJ0lEyg
 
2020-08-14 1:08:34 PM  
Rick and Morty face

You mean that ballsack-for-lips thing they always do?
 
2020-08-14 1:08:36 PM  
This was stupid 2 years ago and it's just as dumb now.

Zomg!!!! Dan Harmon made a joke about how silly the premise of Dexter is! Baby raper confirmed!!!!

Hope these kids never find out about GWAR.
 
2020-08-14 1:09:03 PM  
Yeah sure and Gina Carano is getting cancelled because wharrgarbl SoyBoy snowflake triggered shoot my dick off incel smash that like button.
 
2020-08-14 1:09:19 PM  
Mr. JellyBean is one of the rawest, most cringe-inducing scenes in cartoons....and I think it needs to be shown so that people know how to deal with these situations.

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2020-08-14 1:09:26 PM  
"politics"
 
2020-08-14 1:10:02 PM  
"Rick and Morty fans":Rick and Morty :: "Gamers":Video Games

I hate that I enjoy these two things, but get lumped in with the 10% virulent, screaming assholes who dominate the online discourse.
 
2020-08-14 1:11:19 PM  
I guess thats a radio show?
 
2020-08-14 1:11:33 PM  
" 'People' want to cancel"?

Are these the same folks that are always talking to Trump?
 
2020-08-14 1:11:35 PM  
Cancelling Dan Harmon for being a shiatty person and an unapologetic drunk seems utterly reasonable.

Cancelling Rick & Morty to watch manchildren break down seems utterly funny.

/Unfortunately, the #savethechildren is a Qanon thing
//Astronaut meme about how it's all Qanon, always has been
 
2020-08-14 1:11:57 PM  
So some people are getting around to say "I don't like thing!"?

OK...
 
2020-08-14 1:12:23 PM  
Oh well, now that I know Republicans think it's a problem I can be sure that it's not.

Thanks, idiots!
 
2020-08-14 1:12:26 PM  
Ghoulish overkill! Ghoulish overkill!
 
2020-08-14 1:12:35 PM  

Fart_Machine: Somebody made a hashtag.  The show is doomed!


That somebody is Qanon, as if this whole thing wasn't stupid enough on it's own.
 
2020-08-14 1:12:47 PM  

theteacher: Mr. JellyBean is one of the rawest, most cringe-inducing scenes in cartoons....and I think it needs to be shown so that people know how to deal with these situations.

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2020-08-14 1:13:35 PM  
The jokes on them. By the time the next season comes out, we'll have hit the inevitable heath-death of the Universe.
 
2020-08-14 1:14:12 PM  
While heath-death sounds like an admirable goal at a baskin-robbins, the word I was striving for, was heat.
 
2020-08-14 1:14:36 PM  
So wait, this is something that, not only did we know about, was still in a public space, had an apology by the creator of it, and is linked to the QAnon morons using the #save the children bull?

Why even use the language of the right with "cancel culture" here?  Why not call it what it is and show that it is bad faith morons trying to find another means to drive a wedge?
 
2020-08-14 1:14:41 PM  
Sorry guys, this goes both ways. When someone has apologized for something, but you still don't like them, it's all "Cancel! Cancel!", all the time. Same if it happened long in the past. Don't like it? Then don't be all gung ho about supporting the stupid shiat in the first place.
 
2020-08-14 1:14:59 PM  

kbronsito: Rick and Morty has been cancelled on numerous realities for all sorts of reasons. If it gets culture cancelled on this one, that's not in any way special.


Singular timeline events like this SpaceX launch tend to attract time travelers, Morty. It's no coincidence this cancellation is occuring at the same time. We need to watch our backs, you got it???


Oooh jeeez I don't like this!
 
2020-08-14 1:15:14 PM  
Also, I've never heard of this. Might look it up later, might not.

Mission accomplished, morons.
 
2020-08-14 1:15:20 PM  

Znuh: While heath-death sounds like an admirable goal at a baskin-robbins, the word I was striving for, was heat.


Heath Death is what happens if you jump off of a heath cliff.
 
2020-08-14 1:15:29 PM  
All of you Lord of the Rings/Hobbit movie fans should hate yourselves because Peter Jackson once made a "film" called Meet the Feebles. Are you ready to cancel New Zealand because of that?
 
2020-08-14 1:15:39 PM  
People A Couple of Assholes Who Think They're Getting Society Back For Calling Out Their Favorite Assholes as AssholesWant To 'Cancel' 'Rick And Morty' Over An Old Video Dan Harmon Previously Apologized For

Fixed the headline
 
2020-08-14 1:16:17 PM  

Ishkur: Everyone has known this for years. Harmon has apologized for it profusely and is not interested in re-visiting it just because cancel culture discovered it now.


I really don't care about this one way or the other, but I think that him "not wanting to revisit it" doesn't amount shiat. It's not really up to him.
 
2020-08-14 1:17:03 PM  

fragMasterFlash: All of you Lord of the Rings/Hobbit movie fans should hate yourselves because Peter Jackson once made a "film" called Meet the Feebles. Are you ready to cancel New Zealand because of that?


Meet the Feebles was awesome.
 
2020-08-14 1:17:09 PM  
"People" =  Losers on Twitter

Social media is well on the way to destroying the planet way more effectively than any other threat out there.
 
2020-08-14 1:17:17 PM  
People complaining about cancel culture:  you're not allowed to stop liking things I like.

It's like the opposite of a fark thread about (anything someone likes).
 
2020-08-14 1:18:06 PM  
Cancel Culture.  Also known as Some Guys on Twitter  They're all powerful!
 
2020-08-14 1:18:32 PM  

fragMasterFlash: All of you Lord of the Rings/Hobbit movie fans should hate yourselves because Peter Jackson once made a "film" called Meet the Feebles. Are you ready to cancel New Zealand because of that?


"Sodomy" should have won an Academy Award for Best Original Song.
 
2020-08-14 1:19:28 PM  

Ecobuckeye: Ishkur: Everyone has known this for years. Harmon has apologized for it profusely and is not interested in re-visiting it just because cancel culture discovered it now.

I really don't care about this one way or the other, but I think that him "not wanting to revisit it" doesn't amount shiat. It's not really up to him.


Of course it is.

What are they going to do, hold a gun to his email and say, "ADDRESS THIS!"
 
2020-08-14 1:19:32 PM  

Daquin: So wait, this is something that, not only did we know about, was still in a public space, had an apology by the creator of it, and is linked to the QAnon morons using the #save the children bull?

Why even use the language of the right with "cancel culture" here?  Why not call it what it is and show that it is bad faith morons trying to find another means to drive a wedge?


Yup. This is QAnon trying to keep the real topic of child exploitation trending to give legitimacy to their make believe version of it.

And I'm embarrassed so many of my friends aren't clueing into this and forwarding this stuff not realizing who they're helping.
 
2020-08-14 1:19:42 PM  

Rapmaster2000: Cancel Culture.  Also known as Some Guys on Twitter  They're all powerful!


And it's only "cancel culture" when liberals do it.

When conservatives do it, its "patriotic".
 
2020-08-14 1:19:51 PM  
Good comedians push boundaries. Sometimes they go too far.

Deal with it.

The fact that Harmon was aware that he made a mistake and apologized for it is enough for me.

mpirooz: If you are a Rick and Morty fan, there's probably next to nothing that will offend you - at least when it comes to dark humor.


I'm a huge Rick and Morty fan. I can quote entire episodes. (That's how awesome my life is!)

There's plenty of stuff that offends me. And then you know what I do? Deal with it. Because that's what you do if you're into free speech.
 
2020-08-14 1:21:14 PM  

Fart_Machine: theteacher: Mr. JellyBean is one of the rawest, most cringe-inducing scenes in cartoons....and I think it needs to be shown so that people know how to deal with these situations.

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2020-08-14 1:22:11 PM  

Mikey1969: Sorry guys, this goes both ways. When someone has apologized for something, but you still don't like them, it's all "Cancel! Cancel!", all the time. Same if it happened long in the past. Don't like it? Then don't be all gung ho about supporting the stupid shiat in the first place.


If it's popular enough it won't get cancelled or it'll get shopped to another network where it will be allowed to do what it does without concern for popular opinion.

Conservatives keep trying to do this nonsense, but all they do is wind up entrenching the thing they're trying to use to get back at society.
 
2020-08-14 1:22:24 PM  
Rick and Morty is an edgy comedy, I'd imagine his previous works are in the same vein. The problem with that is you can't go back and retroactively get offended by something that you laughed at years ago but now you're upset about it since society has changes in the interim. The greatest comics walk right up to the edge but don't go over, but time changes and with that so do the edges. Take this skit for example, there's no way that some people wouldn't get offended now and I still think it's one of the funniest things I've ever seen on TV.
Chappelle's Show - The Playa Haters' Ball (ft. Ice T and Patrice O'Neal)
Youtube fKIwj1TQmFs
 
2020-08-14 1:22:54 PM  

White_Scarf_Syndrome: Ecobuckeye: Ishkur: Everyone has known this for years. Harmon has apologized for it profusely and is not interested in re-visiting it just because cancel culture discovered it now.

I really don't care about this one way or the other, but I think that him "not wanting to revisit it" doesn't amount shiat. It's not really up to him.

Of course it is.

What are they going to do, hold a gun to his email and say, "ADDRESS THIS!"


Do you people who have done questionable things can just wave off criticism by saying I'm not interested in revisiting it?
 
2020-08-14 1:22:55 PM  
It seems to me if "people" are making noise about something, but the first I hear of that noise is someone indignantly declaring "can you beleave all these people making noise" I get to ignore both. I can just assume it's a case of hyperbolic outrage over someone else's hyperbolic outrage, and the only people it will help is the ones who will deflect from their actually outrageous acts with "see cancel culture is bad".
 
2020-08-14 1:24:23 PM  
I'm just seeing the staff....

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2020-08-14 1:24:34 PM  
A friend of mine actually works as an editor on the show from Atlanta (as well as a few other shows like Squidbillies, as he works for Adult Swim) - I was bored and asked him about this so-called controversy and if Williams Street was planning to do anything in regards to it.

He laughed.
 
2020-08-14 1:24:44 PM  

Mrtraveler01: Rapmaster2000: Cancel Culture.  Also known as Some Guys on Twitter  They're all powerful!

And it's only "cancel culture" when liberals do it.

When conservatives do it, its "patriotic".


Yup.

Whenever someone says/writes "cancel culture", you can just assume they are conservative idiot. Much like when someone says/writes "SJW".

Conservatives don't like that our culture has collectively decided they've had enough of their shiat.
 
2020-08-14 1:25:34 PM  

Fart_Machine: fragMasterFlash: All of you Lord of the Rings/Hobbit movie fans should hate yourselves because Peter Jackson once made a "film" called Meet the Feebles. Are you ready to cancel New Zealand because of that?

Meet the Feebles was awesome.


Amen.
 
2020-08-14 1:26:27 PM  

JerseyTim: There's almost nothing in that article to substantiate the claim in the headline or to backup the idea that there is any sort of push to "cancel" the man in question.


Welcome to Fark.
 
2020-08-14 1:27:04 PM  

Ishkur: Everyone has known this for years. Harmon has apologized for it profusely and is not interested in re-visiting it just because cancel culture discovered it now.


Done in one.
 
2020-08-14 1:27:49 PM  

Truffle Kerfuffle: A friend of mine actually works as an editor on the show from Atlanta (as well as a few other shows like Squidbillies, as he works for Adult Swim) - I was bored and asked him about this so-called controversy and if Williams Street was planning to do anything in regards to it.

He laughed.


I should clarify, lest I make my friend look bad.

He laughed at the notion of Rick and Morty  even possibly getting canceled, not the other stuff.
 
2020-08-14 1:27:52 PM  

realmolo: Mrtraveler01: Rapmaster2000: Cancel Culture.  Also known as Some Guys on Twitter  They're all powerful!

And it's only "cancel culture" when liberals do it.

When conservatives do it, its "patriotic".

Yup.

Whenever someone says/writes "cancel culture", you can just assume they are conservative idiot. Much like when someone says/writes "SJW".

Conservatives don't like that our culture has collectively decided they've had enough of their shiat.


Yeah. Remember when they claimed to believe in the "marketplace of ideas"  - now you shouldn't be allowed to stop liking things that you don't like anymore.
 
2020-08-14 1:28:05 PM  

theteacher: I'm just seeing the staff....

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Mask Off: Molly-Percoset
 
2020-08-14 1:29:09 PM  
Seriously.... Rick and Morty is a damned National Treasure. Anyone who hasn't watched an episode and says different is missing a soul.
 
2020-08-14 1:30:20 PM  

Ecobuckeye: White_Scarf_Syndrome: Ecobuckeye: Ishkur: Everyone has known this for years. Harmon has apologized for it profusely and is not interested in re-visiting it just because cancel culture discovered it now.

I really don't care about this one way or the other, but I think that him "not wanting to revisit it" doesn't amount shiat. It's not really up to him.

Of course it is.

What are they going to do, hold a gun to his email and say, "ADDRESS THIS!"

Do you people who have done questionable things can just wave off criticism by saying I'm not interested in revisiting it?


There's no real criticism here. Last time around people made noise about this it wasn't really about the skit. It was about Nazis being upset Harmon called them Nazis and they tried to find something to get him with. And it amounted to nothing because there was no real issue. This is just Qanon discovering that old campaign and being too stupid to see it was never a real issue.
 
2020-08-14 1:33:11 PM  
So we are doing the thing again were barely anybody cares but the media treats it like its a big deal and then a bunch of idiots all decry cancel culture for going to far?
 
2020-08-14 1:34:36 PM  

odinsposse: Ecobuckeye: White_Scarf_Syndrome: Ecobuckeye: Ishkur: Everyone has known this for years. Harmon has apologized for it profusely and is not interested in re-visiting it just because cancel culture discovered it now.

I really don't care about this one way or the other, but I think that him "not wanting to revisit it" doesn't amount shiat. It's not really up to him.

Of course it is.

What are they going to do, hold a gun to his email and say, "ADDRESS THIS!"

Do you people who have done questionable things can just wave off criticism by saying I'm not interested in revisiting it?

There's no real criticism here. Last time around people made noise about this it wasn't really about the skit. It was about Nazis being upset Harmon called them Nazis and they tried to find something to get him with. And it amounted to nothing because there was no real issue. This is just Qanon discovering that old campaign and being too stupid to see it was never a real issue.


Forgive me, I didn't realize this was a QAnon thing. In that case, ignoring it is the correct course of action. Ordinary rules of civilization no longer apply.
 
2020-08-14 1:35:57 PM  
Aw jeez, call for the cancellation one more time, come on call for it !

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2020-08-14 1:37:53 PM  
What's old is new again, See also : Beavis and Butthead and Frog Baseball
 
2020-08-14 1:37:55 PM  

Anenu: So we are doing the thing again were barely anybody cares but the media treats it like its a big deal and then a bunch of idiots all decry cancel culture for going to far?


God I hope so. Because if the cancel culture actually cancels Rick and Morty...

I will absolutely lose my shiat. This will result in several strongly worded letters.
 
2020-08-14 1:38:09 PM  
The "cancel culture" that most likely effect him is the Qanon hitman
 
2020-08-14 1:38:28 PM  

Fart_Machine: fragMasterFlash: All of you Lord of the Rings/Hobbit movie fans should hate yourselves because Peter Jackson once made a "film" called Meet the Feebles. Are you ready to cancel New Zealand because of that?

Meet the Feebles was awesome.


I love Meet the Feebles.  We should start a club.
  
2020-08-14 1:44:39 PM  

I dont want to be on this planet anymore: Aw jeez, call for the cancellation one more time, come on call for it !

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Defund the Citadel
 
2020-08-14 1:49:57 PM  
The sudden explosion of the "savethechildren" hashtag is a psy op by Republicans/Russians to distract from teh failures of Trump and the GOP.
 
2020-08-14 1:51:07 PM  
#savethechildren is a QAnon thing disguised as a canard to point out to MRA-types how liberal cancel culture has gotten out of control in the US.

In short, #derpception.
 
2020-08-14 1:52:43 PM  
It'll be canceled when it's no longer commercially viable. Damn you libs!
 
2020-08-14 1:54:32 PM  
I didn't watch it all the way, possibly NSFW? Still, it didn't look anything like Rick and Morty. You'll have to google it... Fark didn't like the link to biatchute - Dan Harmon's "Daryl"

Have these cancel culture bozos looked at the original Rick and Morty pilot?

Seriously, though, there is pretty obvious line on these things, and crossing that line today are a lot of morons, and worse, some are agents provocateur who are pushing this nonsense to get the knee jerk response (people who only see black and white). It's a product of the divisive extremism we see in politics today, and practice mostly pushed by the alt-right (though there is a small group of extremists on the left, the share is much larger on the right).
 
2020-08-14 1:56:01 PM  
I mean, Schindler's List simulated the holocaust. Subject matter being unpleasant doesn't make it wrong. I can't find the video to actually watch but I'm guessing it's not especially redeeming but it wasn't a crime to make a skit and he's obviously proven that he can make acceptable television by whatever number of TV episodes in a row. This past mistake is apparently so far in the past that it's gone. He's not bringing it up or showing it now so I don't see the danger of harm going forward. Why care?
 
2020-08-14 1:59:09 PM  
You want to #SaveTheChildren? Really? Then farking start here.
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2020-08-14 2:00:38 PM  

Imaginativescreenname: You want to #SaveTheChildren? Really? Then farking start here.
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And, you know, the literal children in literal cages.
 
2020-08-14 2:02:10 PM  

Ishkur: Everyone has known this for years. Harmon has apologized for it profusely and is not interested in re-visiting it just because cancel culture discovered it now.


Cancel culture doesn't have rules against double jeopardy.
 
2020-08-14 2:04:03 PM  

GoldSpider: Ishkur: Everyone has known this for years. Harmon has apologized for it profusely and is not interested in re-visiting it just because cancel culture discovered it now.

Cancel culture doesn't have rules against double jeopardy.


That's because cancel culture doesn't exist outside of the minds of conservatives.
 
2020-08-14 2:04:08 PM  

bthom37: Cancelling Dan Harmon for being a shiatty person and an unapologetic drunk seems utterly reasonable.

Cancelling Rick & Morty to watch manchildren break down seems utterly funny.

/Unfortunately, the #savethechildren is a Qanon thing
//Astronaut meme about how it's all Qanon, always has been


Whoa now! If people can get cancelled for being unapologetic drunks well... there goes 80% of Fark!
 
2020-08-14 2:06:19 PM  

JerseyTim: There's almost nothing in that article to substantiate the claim in the headline or to backup the idea that there is any sort of push to "cancel" the man in question.


Shhhhhhhh. Let the professional victims do their things.
 
2020-08-14 2:09:41 PM  

rosekolodny: Fart_Machine: fragMasterFlash: All of you Lord of the Rings/Hobbit movie fans should hate yourselves because Peter Jackson once made a "film" called Meet the Feebles. Are you ready to cancel New Zealand because of that?

Meet the Feebles was awesome.

I love Meet the Feebles.  We should start a club.


Eeeeeh, prefer Bad Taste and Dead Alive over it
 
2020-08-14 2:12:43 PM  
Please, how is "parody such a difficult word or concept?


And, Rick and Morty have much truer news than Fox, Breitbart, Townhall, etc... put together,

[COLORIZED] State of Georgia Vs. Denver Fenton Allen | Rick and Morty | Adult Swim
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2020-08-14 2:19:00 PM  
So it seems like there isn't any actual controversy and this is just a clickbaity rag doing a half-assed job of amplifying the opinion of some vapid housefrau whose greatest accomplishment in life is that she managed to squirt a tax deduction out of her gash?
 
2020-08-14 2:31:21 PM  
As an adult, I can manage to like stuff like Rick & Morty, Star Wars, the Marvel movies, etc, without becoming an obsessive stalker-fan or arguing pointlessly forever online about them.

I wish everyone else were the same.

Obsessive fandom itself is often toxic to both the work it's participants profess to love and their own lives. We've got millions of grown adults blowing huge cash on toys & figurines from these commercial franchises. It's bizarre to me. Men in their 30's/40's with full stormtrooper regalia and no money to buy their own home. It's culturally unhealthy.
 
2020-08-14 2:32:29 PM  

Fart_Machine: fragMasterFlash: All of you Lord of the Rings/Hobbit movie fans should hate yourselves because Peter Jackson once made a "film" called Meet the Feebles. Are you ready to cancel New Zealand because of that?

Meet the Feebles was awesome.



I don't think I've ever been so physically nauseated by a film.  It's really a sight to behold.
 
2020-08-14 2:32:30 PM  

mpirooz: If you are a Rick and Morty fan, there's probably next to nothing that will offend you - at least when it comes to dark humor.


I mean, I wouldn't call myself a "fan" per-se, but I like the show, but I'm frequently offended by humor, dark or otherwise. Mostly when it's lazy, hackneyed, an uninspired. You can get away with just about anything if you're funny, but a lot of people seem to confuse "causing offense" for "being funny". It's the difference between a comedian throwing a "fark" in every other word for no real purpose, and the famous "fark" scene from The Wire.

Now, my reaction to being offended is mostly just to ignore the source of offense. Which, I suppose, means I've cancelled a lot of people.
 
2020-08-14 2:34:21 PM  

Imaginativescreenname: You want to #SaveTheChildren? Really? Then farking start here.
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"Who is friends with 5 pedophiles?!"

Whoever he is, he's probably smooth as a whistle
 
2020-08-14 2:35:26 PM  
Dictatorial_Flair:

Heath Death is what happens if you jump off of a heath cliff.

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2020-08-14 2:43:36 PM  
Whenever the term "cancel culture" comes up there's a really good chance someone is deeply offended that something they like way too much got mildly criticized. It has become another safe word for intellectually stunted adults.
 
2020-08-14 2:50:13 PM  
Rick and Morty sucks, and this is stupid.
 
2020-08-14 2:52:29 PM  

thealgorerhythm: Rick and Morty sucks, and this is stupid.


Incorrect, correct.
 
2020-08-14 2:58:37 PM  

red230: Rick and Morty is an edgy comedy, I'd imagine his previous works are in the same vein. The problem with that is you can't go back and retroactively get offended by something that you laughed at years ago but now you're upset about it since society has changes in the interim. The greatest comics walk right up to the edge but don't go over, but time changes and with that so do the edges. Take this skit for example, there's no way that some people wouldn't get offended now and I still think it's one of the funniest things I've ever seen on TV.[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/fKIwj1TQ​mFs]


It was announced yesterday that Blazing Saddles on HBO had a disclaimer put in front of it because of racist themes.  I don't believe Blazing Saddles too anything too far because most of it isn't "edgy" in the traditional sense(it merely acknowledges unfortunate realities), yet here were are.
 
2020-08-14 3:02:50 PM  

Truffle Kerfuffle: Truffle Kerfuffle: A friend of mine actually works as an editor on the show from Atlanta (as well as a few other shows like Squidbillies, as he works for Adult Swim) - I was bored and asked him about this so-called controversy and if Williams Street was planning to do anything in regards to it.

He laughed.

I should clarify, lest I make my friend look bad.

He laughed at the notion of Rick and Morty  even possibly getting canceled, not the other stuff.


Some of the stuff on adult swim makes Rick and Morty look like a Disney cartoon
 
2020-08-14 3:04:16 PM  

odinsposse: Ecobuckeye: White_Scarf_Syndrome: Ecobuckeye: Ishkur: Everyone has known this for years. Harmon has apologized for it profusely and is not interested in re-visiting it just because cancel culture discovered it now.

I really don't care about this one way or the other, but I think that him "not wanting to revisit it" doesn't amount shiat. It's not really up to him.

Of course it is.

What are they going to do, hold a gun to his email and say, "ADDRESS THIS!"

Do you people who have done questionable things can just wave off criticism by saying I'm not interested in revisiting it?

There's no real criticism here. Last time around people made noise about this it wasn't really about the skit. It was about Nazis being upset Harmon called them Nazis and they tried to find something to get him with. And it amounted to nothing because there was no real issue. This is just Qanon discovering that old campaign and being too stupid to see it was never a real issue.


Aren't Qanon the Nazis anyway?
 
2020-08-14 3:05:14 PM  

GoldSpider: Cancel culture doesn't have rules against double jeopardy.


What exactly are the rules of cancel culture? Is it something like shunning?
 
2020-08-14 3:14:43 PM  
cancel culture isn't a thing you farking babies.
 
2020-08-14 3:15:42 PM  
I watched that thing years ago.  I can only remember that it was a pretty good spoof of dexter and it went way over the line, but purposefully, for the sake of the joke.

Obviously I don't want Harmon's work cancelled.  But last time this was in the news cycle I remember Harmon had called for other people's works to be cancelled for "offensive" crap as well.  So, live by the sword die by the sword.
 
2020-08-14 3:16:33 PM  
Goddamn the Q Anon people are farking morons on unmeasurable scale
 
2020-08-14 3:17:28 PM  

Subtonic: Well, time to whip this out again.

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People who make sweeping generalities like this are idiots.

The above sweeping generality is the exception to the rule.
 
2020-08-14 3:18:06 PM  

GhostfacedFiddlah: "Rick and Morty fans":Rick and Morty :: "Gamers":Video Games

I hate that I enjoy these two things, but get lumped in with the 10% virulent, screaming assholes who dominate the online discourse.


As is usually the case with these kinds of things, I see about 1000% as many complaints about the fans as I do fans being assholes, despite the sites I read apparently being full of said fans and knowing several other IRL.

But maybe they're all on 4chan or something? Is that where these "X fans are toxic" impressions come from, like everything else bad on the Web?
 
2020-08-14 3:24:25 PM  

Mrtraveler01: Rapmaster2000: Cancel Culture.  Also known as Some Guys on Twitter  They're all powerful!

And it's only "cancel culture" when liberals do it.

When conservatives do it, its "patriotic".


Does anyone remember the original cancel culture?
Which person from this still got "cancelled", and which one is the pope?
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Seems like most people's "problem" with this whole phenomenon is that liberals are allowed to have morals and that's just not fair to the rape-normalizers, pedophiles, racists, and racism-normalizers in the world.

Like how dare you connect the actions and words of a person to a person! That's not fair!
 
2020-08-14 3:25:43 PM  

DarnoKonrad: cancel culture isn't a thing you farking babies.


Are you trying to cancel cancel culture?
 
2020-08-14 3:31:07 PM  

Frederf: I mean, Schindler's List simulated the holocaust. Subject matter being unpleasant doesn't make it wrong. I can't find the video to actually watch but I'm guessing it's not especially redeeming but it wasn't a crime to make a skit and he's obviously proven that he can make acceptable television by whatever number of TV episodes in a row. This past mistake is apparently so far in the past that it's gone. He's not bringing it up or showing it now so I don't see the danger of harm going forward. Why care?


I'm not searching for the video on the work computer, but the video was of Dan Harmon playing some burglar, sneaking into somebody's home, finding a baby in a crib (not a real baby, mind you, but a plastic doll) and then he unzips his pants as if he were about to rape the baby.

The "joke", such as it is, was meant to be a parody of Dexter, saying that if it is fine to make a serial killer into a likable protagonist, why stop there? Why not make a series where the protagonist is a baby rapist.

Needless to say, the video was reviled by all. Dan Harmon has repeatedly apologized for it, acknowledging that it was in horrible taste. But Adult Swim has routinely been the target of outraged right-wingers to so they keep going back to that video to feed their outrage machine.
 
2020-08-14 3:32:59 PM  

bthom37: Cancelling Dan Harmon for being a shiatty person and an unapologetic drunk


You picked the wrong website to rail against shiatty people and unapologetic drunks.
 
2020-08-14 3:36:25 PM  

Destructor: Seriously.... Rick and Morty is a damned National Treasure. Anyone who hasn't watched an episode and says different is missing a soul.


I watched a few episodes and some of the clips that float around, and I didn't like them.

However, I don't care if you or anyone else likes Rick and Morty. What does that make me?
 
2020-08-14 3:37:59 PM  

Krieghund: bthom37: Cancelling Dan Harmon for being a shiatty person and an unapologetic drunk

You picked the wrong website to rail against shiatty people and unapologetic drunks.


On the contrary, I think the level of self-awareness it demonstrates is a perfect illustration of FarkPol.
 
2020-08-14 3:45:08 PM  

basscomm: Destructor: Seriously.... Rick and Morty is a damned National Treasure. Anyone who hasn't watched an episode and says different is missing a soul.

I watched a few episodes and some of the clips that float around, and I didn't like them.

However, I don't care if you or anyone else likes Rick and Morty. What does that make me?


History's greatest monster.
 
2020-08-14 3:46:11 PM  

Subtonic: basscomm: Destructor: Seriously.... Rick and Morty is a damned National Treasure. Anyone who hasn't watched an episode and says different is missing a soul.

I watched a few episodes and some of the clips that float around, and I didn't like them.

However, I don't care if you or anyone else likes Rick and Morty. What does that make me?

History's greatest monster.


Finally!
 
2020-08-14 3:47:02 PM  

basscomm: However, I don't care if you or anyone else likes Rick and Morty. What does that make me?


A normal guy who doesn't think Rick and Morty are funny and somehow don't care that there are people who like it.

You're a rare breed.
 
2020-08-14 3:50:51 PM  

basscomm: Destructor: Seriously.... Rick and Morty is a damned National Treasure. Anyone who hasn't watched an episode and says different is missing a soul.

I watched a few episodes and some of the clips that float around, and I didn't like them.

However, I don't care if you or anyone else likes Rick and Morty. What does that make me?


- The first episode is pretty bad.

- The first season isn't even very strong, with a couple exceptions.

- Season 2 is basically perfect.

- Seasons after that are a mix of great episodes and just OK ones.
 
2020-08-14 3:58:25 PM  

red230: Rick and Morty is an edgy comedy, I'd imagine his previous works are in the same vein. The problem with that is you can't go back and retroactively get offended by something that you laughed at years ago but now you're upset about it since society has changes in the interim. The greatest comics walk right up to the edge but don't go over, but time changes and with that so do the edges. Take this skit for example, there's no way that some people wouldn't get offended now and I still think it's one of the funniest things I've ever seen on TV.[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/fKIwj1TQ​mFs]


Kiss my ass, you rotten motherfarkers!

Hate hate hate hate hate ...

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2020-08-14 4:02:41 PM  

DarnoKonrad: cancel culture isn't a thing you farking babies.


Not trying to defend her but Roseanne Barr might disagree with you on this particular topic.
 
2020-08-14 4:10:46 PM  
I saw this trending on Twitter and read a few tweets that they were OUTRAGED about this and they're never watching Rick and Morty ever again. Somehow I don't think they watch R&M to begin with. *shrug*
 
2020-08-14 4:17:03 PM  

fallingcow: - Seasons after that are a mix of great episodes and just OK ones.


The ones that don't appeal to a general audience are "experimental". For example, in the episode "Never Ricking Morty", Harmon explained in an entertaining rhetoric his particular formula for story construction.

I love outsider stuff. And frankly, more of you should too.

And Rick and Morty are right on that edge (leaning towards the commercial side, of course). Yes: You're not going to get Star Wars level production quality on everything. But you're going to get brave adventurism. God bless, and carry on you independent film peoples!

/Destructor: Fat bald guy ready to play the part of any ignorant idiot fat bald guy.
//Head shot available upon request or properly zeroed in rifle.
///Do not shoot Destructor.
 
2020-08-14 4:45:02 PM  
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2020-08-14 6:16:53 PM  
Has "Cancel Culture" even successfully cancelled anything?
 
2020-08-14 6:35:37 PM  

Destructor: fallingcow: - Seasons after that are a mix of great episodes and just OK ones.

The ones that don't appeal to a general audience are "experimental". For example, in the episode "Never Ricking Morty", Harmon explained in an entertaining rhetoric his particular formula for story construction.

I love outsider stuff. And frankly, more of you should too.

And Rick and Morty are right on that edge (leaning towards the commercial side, of course). Yes: You're not going to get Star Wars level production quality on everything. But you're going to get brave adventurism. God bless, and carry on you independent film peoples!

/Destructor: Fat bald guy ready to play the part of any ignorant idiot fat bald guy.
//Head shot available upon request or properly zeroed in rifle.
///Do not shoot Destructor.


I'd count some of the experimental S3 and S4 among the really good episodes (though not Never Ricking Morty, which I thought was underdeveloped). I just don't think damn near every episode sticks the landing in those like they do in S2. I didn't have that opinion until re-watching the whole thing in the lead-up to the last couple episodes of S4 coming out, but wow, they're really at top form in season 2.
 
2020-08-14 6:38:46 PM  

Ecobuckeye: Do you people who have done questionable things can just wave off criticism by saying I'm not interested in revisiting it?


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2020-08-14 7:41:23 PM  

Ecobuckeye: White_Scarf_Syndrome: Ecobuckeye: Ishkur: Everyone has known this for years. Harmon has apologized for it profusely and is not interested in re-visiting it just because cancel culture discovered it now.

I really don't care about this one way or the other, but I think that him "not wanting to revisit it" doesn't amount shiat. It's not really up to him.

Of course it is.

What are they going to do, hold a gun to his email and say, "ADDRESS THIS!"

Do you people who have done questionable things can just wave off criticism by saying I'm not interested in revisiting it?


Yes.

Everyone else can visit all they want. Write a book even.

You can't make people talk about things unless they're legally compelled to in court.

Not sure what's complicated about that.
 
2020-08-14 8:20:03 PM  

White_Scarf_Syndrome: Ecobuckeye: White_Scarf_Syndrome: Ecobuckeye: Ishkur: Everyone has known this for years. Harmon has apologized for it profusely and is not interested in re-visiting it just because cancel culture discovered it now.

I really don't care about this one way or the other, but I think that him "not wanting to revisit it" doesn't amount shiat. It's not really up to him.

Of course it is.

What are they going to do, hold a gun to his email and say, "ADDRESS THIS!"

Do you people who have done questionable things can just wave off criticism by saying I'm not interested in revisiting it?

Yes.

Everyone else can visit all they want. Write a book even.

You can't make people talk about things unless they're legally compelled to in court.

Not sure what's complicated about that.


feels > realz

In Twitter cancel culture, the outrage is everything. It's purely performative, but like any live show, the actors feed off the audience. People aren't allowed to grow and evolve, they are exactly the way they were the moment they said a stupid thing.
 
2020-08-14 9:30:31 PM  

CthulhuCalling: White_Scarf_Syndrome: Ecobuckeye: White_Scarf_Syndrome: Ecobuckeye: Ishkur: Everyone has known this for years. Harmon has apologized for it profusely and is not interested in re-visiting it just because cancel culture discovered it now.

I really don't care about this one way or the other, but I think that him "not wanting to revisit it" doesn't amount shiat. It's not really up to him.

Of course it is.

What are they going to do, hold a gun to his email and say, "ADDRESS THIS!"

Do you people who have done questionable things can just wave off criticism by saying I'm not interested in revisiting it?

Yes.

Everyone else can visit all they want. Write a book even.

You can't make people talk about things unless they're legally compelled to in court.

Not sure what's complicated about that.

feels > realz

In Twitter cancel culture, the outrage is everything. It's purely performative, but like any live show, the actors feed off the audience. People aren't allowed to grow and evolve, they are exactly the way they were the moment they said a stupid thing.


There is no such thing as "cancel culture".  The worst these people get is some bad press before they going on with their lives making oodles of money.
 
2020-08-14 10:04:49 PM  
Honest-to-god, reword it a little and this article sounds like Rick's BS excuse for raping a baby doll in an internet video, and why you're the bad guy for holding him accountable.

SUMMER: This shiat came up on my Facebook feed! I don't need to see that at breakfast!

RICK: Cancel culture, Summer, you're canceling me. It's an ugly thing. *BELCH!* People are so... People are so quick to get offended! This is quality television right here. I always apologized for the baby doll. *pulls up video with an "I'm sorry if you were offended" followed by the rape of a more innocuous object, like a rubber duck* I've matured... I've matured as a person since then! So technically YOU'RE the asshole for bringing this up.

SUMMER: People are raping dolls and talking about you all over Twitter! These guys in Latvia have a YouTube channel where they rape different things! They call it a RickRape! They have over a thousand subscribers! Your actions have consequences, Grandpa!

RICK: Stop canceling me, Summer.

SUMMER: GRANDPA!

RICK (walking away) : CANCEL-CULTURE RICK, Y'ALL!

See, it's perfectly okay to like Rick and Morty, but Rick is supposed to be a horrible human being. He's funny but, dude. Don't be Rick. Hell, even RICK doesn't wanna be Rick!
 
2020-08-14 11:10:05 PM  

Rapmaster2000: Cancel Culture.  Also known as Some Guys on Twitter  They're all powerful!


#CancelTwitter
 
2020-08-15 1:45:56 AM  

germ78: Has "Cancel Culture" even successfully cancelled anything?


Some high school kids have harassed another kid until she killed herself. Does that count?
 
2020-08-15 2:58:00 AM  

Frederf: germ78: Has "Cancel Culture" even successfully cancelled anything?

Some high school kids have harassed another kid until she killed herself. Does that count?


As bullying?  Yes.

As "cancel culture"?  No.
 
2020-08-15 12:50:06 PM  

Murkanen: Frederf: germ78: Has "Cancel Culture" even successfully cancelled anything?

Some high school kids have harassed another kid until she killed herself. Does that count?

As bullying?  Yes.

As "cancel culture"?  No.


What's the difference?
 
2020-08-15 7:39:06 PM  

Murkanen: CthulhuCalling: White_Scarf_Syndrome: Ecobuckeye: White_Scarf_Syndrome: Ecobuckeye: Ishkur: Everyone has known this for years. Harmon has apologized for it profusely and is not interested in re-visiting it just because cancel culture discovered it now.

I really don't care about this one way or the other, but I think that him "not wanting to revisit it" doesn't amount shiat. It's not really up to him.

Of course it is.

What are they going to do, hold a gun to his email and say, "ADDRESS THIS!"

Do you people who have done questionable things can just wave off criticism by saying I'm not interested in revisiting it?

Yes.

Everyone else can visit all they want. Write a book even.

You can't make people talk about things unless they're legally compelled to in court.

Not sure what's complicated about that.

feels > realz

In Twitter cancel culture, the outrage is everything. It's purely performative, but like any live show, the actors feed off the audience. People aren't allowed to grow and evolve, they are exactly the way they were the moment they said a stupid thing.

There is no such thing as "cancel culture".  The worst these people get is some bad press before they going on with their lives making oodles of money.


Obviously someone didn't read the article.
 
2020-08-15 10:09:52 PM  

Frederf: Murkanen: Frederf: germ78: Has "Cancel Culture" even successfully cancelled anything?

Some high school kids have harassed another kid until she killed herself. Does that count?

As bullying?  Yes.

As "cancel culture"?  No.

What's the difference?


The main difference is that bullying is real and "cancel culture" is conservative persecution fantasy.

Beyond that, "cancel culture" insofar as the conservatives are convinced it is a real thing, is about responding to your shiatty behaviour and people saying they don't want to be associated with you anymore.
 
2020-08-15 10:11:35 PM  
CthulhuCalling:

Obviously someone didn't read the article.

I read the article.  Conservatives pretending to be offended by popular culture in response to their culture becoming less popular has been going on longer than you've been alive.
 
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