Hollywood has a perversion problem, and they can no longer cover it up.
By now, almost everyone is familiar with the sickening actions of alleged perverts including Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey. What became clear during the fallout of those entertainment elitists — and proud liberals — is that most of Tinseltown knew about the disturbing issues for years, but did nothing until they were called out.
It looks like the perversion within Hollywood goes even deeper. You might think that in the wake of Weinstein and the related “MeToo” movement, people in the entertainment industry would be extra careful about what they say and post. Apparently not.
Recently, the co-creator of one of television’s most popular cartoons was exposed for posting a twisted image on Twitter. Shockingly, it looks like the image had been up for over a year … yet despite thousands of people seeing it, nobody raised an objection until now.
In April of 2017, Justin Roiland, the mind and voice behind “Rick and Morty” on Adult Swim, posted a crude drawing of Donald Trump and his youngest son.
We mean “crude” in both senses of the word: Without explanation, Barron Trump was drawn on his knees and wearing no pants, with his illustrated genitalia exposed.
Barron Trump, the son of the president and the first lady, was just over 11-years-old at the time. Let that sink in.
“Donald trump forcing baron to play VR, while homer and Peter eat smurfs nearby,” stated the caption of both Roiland’s tweet on his verified account and the drawing itself, which was apparently done on a whiteboard.
It must be pointed out that we have censored the image. The original post by the left-leaning Roiland was uncensored, and included the hand-drawn private parts of the underage boy, according to Breitbart and Gateway Pundit.
The signature of cartoonist Jim Davis of “Garfield” fame was also drawn on the board, but it is most likely that the sketch was made by Roiland and Davis’ autograph was added as part of the “joke.”
Of course, jokes are supposed to be funny. The drawing was just disturbing.
“So.. uh… why isn’t baron.. wearing.. uh.. pants?” asked one verified Twitter user who goes by the handle “Notch,” and has over 3 million followers on the social media platform.
The questionable drawing apparently sat on Roiland’s account for over a year, until he only recently deleted it after receiving backlash from the right — and, we hope, every decent person in America.
The voice of both Rick and Morty on the adult-oriented cartoon has posted similar risque material in the past.
The Roiland-drawn web animations that the Adult Swim cartoon was originally based on depicted a parody of Marty McFly from “Back to the Future” — a high school-aged boy — being forced to orally pleasure a grown man, meant as a parody of Doc Brown, as the “running gag.”
A different whiteboard sketch shared by Roiland showed his character Morty — who in the cartoon universe is again a high school boy — lifting his shirt to reveal bare, female breasts.
At the very least, that image is of a made-up character on a television show. Depicting a real 11-year-old as he did is much more disturbing, although both examples are obviously problematic.
Incredibly, Roiland isn’t the only one in hot water. Just days ago, “Community” sitcom producer and “Rick and Morty” co-creator Dan Harmon deleted his entire Twitter account and was forced to issue an apology after a not-so-funny video skit of him making light of child rapists surfaced online.
“The sketch, titled ‘Daryl,’ was a spoof on Showtime’s Dexter, and aired on Channel 101, the short-film festival that Harmon co-founded in 2009,” reported IGN.
“Daryl featured Harmon as a ‘baby rapist with a heart of gold’ (as opposed to Dexter’s serial killer with a heart of gold),” the entertainment news outlet continued. “In one sequence, Harmon simulates sex with a baby doll.”
Another Hollywood rising star, “Guardians of the Galaxy” director James Gunn, was also just fired by Disney after his previous tweets making sick and unfunny jokes about child sex abuse came to light. There seems to be a trend, and it may not end soon.
This exemplifies one more problem with elevating nihilism and immorality into popular culture.
Humor is supposed to be based on truth … and the truth is, there’s nothing funny about sexualizing the president’s young son or treating underage abuse as a stand-up routine. Hollywood is broken, and it will take more than a few vague apologies before its true rottenness is exposed.
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