Rick and Morty is a very popular animated sci-fi show currently in its third season. The previous two seasons have had an all male writing staff. This year, however, the show added four women to it’s staff and for the first time ever had an equal balance between men and women.
For whatever reason, this upset a great number of fans. They’ve taken to harassing these women online, including posting public information about them, like their home addresses.
Entrainment Weekly asked one of the show’s co-creators, Dan Harmon, what he thought of the controversy and the always out-spoken Dan Harmon had a lot to say.
Even before the season began, Harmon talked about how having four women in the room was helpful for the show because it offered a new perspective and allowed them to write better storylines for their female characters.
Even despite Harmon saying that he likes having women write on the show and most fans agreeing that season three has been the strongest season yet, there is still a very vocal minority who feels the need to harass these women. However, now that Harmon has brought these issues into the spotlight the rest of the fanbase is also pointing out why the trolls are wrong.
Rick and Morty airs Sundays at 10. So watch the show, and fight the trolls.