Hit show Rick and Morty has just started airing its long-awaited fourth season, but this week it has been slammed over a 9/11 joke it made on a recent episode.
Keep scrolling to see the controversial joke for yourself...
Rick and Morty has a huge fanbase.
via: imdbRemember when the smash-hit sci-fi animation wrapped up its third season back in 2017? It left a weighty mad-scientist shaped void in our lives.
Written by Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland, the adult cartoon has skyrocketed to small-screen stardom.The show follows the intergalactic antics of an eccentric (and alcoholic) mad scientist, Rick, and his every-so-anxious grandson, Morty.
After having been missing for nearly twenty years, Rick arrives at daughter Beth's doorstep unannounced...Much to Beth's husband's disapproval, Rick moves into the family home - and soon after embarks on ridiculous sci-fi adventures through time and space with his fourteen-year-old grandson, all while trying to balance conventional life.
As they explore distant universes, the duo find themselves in the midst mayhem and disaster...From parasite infestations and to battling a weird rendition of Freddie Krueger to pickle Rick and of course, Mr. Meeseeks, the show hasn't fallen short of "what the hell" moments - but that's why we all love it so much.
The show has firmly held near-universal critical acclaim.
via: imdbPraised by both fans and critics across the world, it comes as no surprise that the demand for a fourth season has been off the scale.
Many put its profound success down to its wacky yet insanely clever writing style...Rick and Morty has been hailed as one of the funniest and ingenious shows on TV right now, which many put down to the perfect blend of mind-bogglingly iconic plotlines and its unique ability to fuse together moments of tragedy and sheer hilarity.
Its worldwide acclaim has seen the smash-hit animation get 3 seasons under its belt.
via: imdbAnd with each of the season proving equally as popular, it comes as no surprise that fans quickly demanded a fourth installment.
No one knew when (or if) it would ever come out.
via: imdbThere was a solid 3-year gap between seasons 1 and 2, but only a 1.5-year gap between the next 2 seasons.
So people were really anticipating the fourth.People were eagerly awaiting its release.
We first got a whiff of the fourth season when it was announced back in May last year.
November. Rick and Morty is returning in November. #WarnerMediaUpfront @adultswim https://t.co/GCkuw7RxOa— Rick and Morty (@Rick and Morty)1557932461.0
"I can't believe we're back. We're going to be back, I mean. In 2019... of November."Great job, Morty. You really nailed that announcement.
And of course, since the news broke, fans were theorizing what they thought the season will entail.
via: imdbBecause between the Szechuan sauce and yelling at people on the internet, Rick and Morty fans can be a little intense.
A cameo from Kanye West was among the most popular rumors...
Hey @kanyewest let’s hang soon. Would love to have a good time with you cause that’s all that matters at this point… https://t.co/KKJmdcugX8— Justin Roiland (@Justin Roiland)1525990533.0
There was a downside, however...It was initially reported that all the fresh intergalactic content will be packed into a 5-episode run instead of the usual 10... Or so we thought.
News of the shorter season had left some fans pretty upset.But we now know the producers were trolling us because there was another 5 episodes coming up.
Season 4 has just started airing...
via: imdbAnd it was set to cure all our lockdown blues.
But, after watching the most recent episode...
via: imdbSome fans weren't impressed with a joke that was made.
Why?Well, the writers have been criticized after making a joke about the 9/11 terrorist attack.
Some hit out at the controversial joke for appearing to make light of the terrorist attack.During the episode, Rick and Morty fly around an alien city and decide against attacking 2 identical towers ahead of them.
There were mixed reactions, to say the least.
They did a Pearl Harbor instead of a 9/11. Such a classy move. #RickandMorty season 4 episode 7 https://t.co/f4jB7eOd0y— Robert (@Robert)1589210883.0
And here's the clip:
https://t.co/KBBvepeC9y— SwimmingSwampert (@SwimmingSwampert)1589326471.0