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‘Rick and Morty’ Creator Dan Harmon Apologizes for Baby Rape Sketch

Dan Harmon—the creator of Community and Rick and Morty—has apologized and deleted his Twitter account after a 2009 sketch in which he plays a therapist who molests babies resurfaced online. The sketch originally aired at the film festival Channel 101, but it started go viral this weekend after it resurfaced on 4Chan and was shared by far-right subreddit The_Donald. According to The Guardian, the skit shows Harmon prescribing his client—a new father—sleeping pills, before climbing through his window, taking down his pants, crawling on top of his client’s baby—a plastic doll—and miming rubbing his genitals on the baby as it cries. “In 2009, I made a ‘pilot’ which strove to parody the series Dexter and only succeeded in offending,” said Harmon. “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.” Harmon’s Twitter account, which had more than 670,000 followers, has been deleted.