In a new interview with EW, Rick and Morty co-creator Dan Harmon called out online trolls targeting the show’s female writers.
Two writers in particular, Jane Becker and Jessica Gao, were singled out on a Reddit thread and had their personal information leaked by Rick and Morty fans who weren’t happy with the show’s third season.
In response, Harmon called the thread “disgusting” and said, “It’s offensive to me as someone who was born male and white, and still works way harder than them, that there’s some white male [fan out there] trying to further some creepy agenda by ‘protecting’ my work. I’ve made no bones about the fact that I loathe these people. It f—ing sucks.”
He continued, “The only thing I can say is if you’re lucky enough to make a show that is really good that people like, that means some bad people are going to like it too.” Read the full interview here.
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- Source: EW