Rick and Morty Fandom and Ironic Hatedom
Rick and Morty is an American animated science fiction sitcom created by Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon for Cartoon Network's late-night programming block Adult Swim. The series follows the misadventures of cynical mad scientist Rick Sanchez and his good-hearted but fretful grandson Morty Smith, who split their time between domestic life and inter-dimensional adventures. The series premiered on December 2, 2013, and the third season concluded on October 1, 2017. In May 2018, the series was picked up for an additional 70 episodes over an unspecified number of seasons.
How They're In Great Pain And Won't Get Help
- The most infamous part of the fanbase is when McDonald's brought back the Szechuan sauce (which was mentioned in the season 3 premiere and was previously a promotion for Disney's Mulan) for one day only. After McDonald's said that the sauce was discontinued, many fans became unnecessarily angry, to the point of which a man was actually stabbed to death, forcing the police to step in and arrest the fan who murdered the man on purpose. This went so far that a petition was made to renew the sauce and McDonald's was forced to do so ever since.
- The fanbase said there was a decline in quality that they blamed on female writers, which is not true and sexist. This also resulted in loads of doxxing and harassment of the writers on Twitter.
- Whenever many parts of the fanbase view unfavorable opinions of Rick and Morty, they'll copy-and-paste the following:
"To be fair, you have to have a very high IQ to understand Rick and Morty. The humor is extremely subtle, and without a solid grasp of theoretical physics, most of the jokes will go over a typical viewer's head. There's also Rick's nihilistic outlook, which is deftly woven into his characterization- his personal philosophy draws heavily from Narodnaya Volya literature, for instance. The fans understand this stuff; they have the intellectual capacity to truly appreciate the depths of these jokes, to realize that they're not just funny- they say something deep about LIFE. As a consequence people who dislike Rick & Morty truly ARE idiots- of course, they wouldn't appreciate, for instance, the humor in Rick's existential catchphrase "Wubba Lubba Dub Dub," which itself is a cryptic reference to Turgenev's Russian epic Fathers and Sons. I'm smirking right now just imagining one of those addlepated simpletons scratching their heads in confusion as Dan Harmon's genius wit unfolds itself on their television screens. What fools... how I pity them. 😂 And yes by the way, I DO have a Rick and Morty tattoo. And no, you cannot see it. It's for the ladies' eyes only- And even they have to demonstrate that they're within 5 IQ points of my own (preferably lower) beforehand. Nothin personnel kid 😎".
This which showcases that they can't take any form of criticism.
- Many of them hate other well-known adult shows such as South Park, for no absolute reason, other than an attempt to be edgy, despite the fact that South Park is a greatly made, and well-written show.
- In fact, the fanbase is so horrible, that Dan Harmon, one of the creators behind Rick and Morty, despises the fanbase. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, He referred to the Fanbase as "these knobs" and said that they are ungrateful..
- The fans of this show even decided to harass Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland to make season 4 of this show. Luckily, this show was just renewed for 70 more episodes, so they can stop complaining.
- Don't you ever step into musical.ly and browse anything related to Rick and Morty, otherwise, you'll find things like this.
- Rick x Morty shippers.
- They think watching Rick and Morty makes them "intellectuals". How does watching a cartoon makes you smarter? That's like saying watching JoJo makes you "Manly"!
- They are also apart of Adult Swim Fandom for obvious reasons.
- Some of them hate Rick and Morty just because it is popular, but many of them hate it just because of the memes the show spawned, both of which are not valid reasons to hate a show, the latter making them part of the anti-meme community.
- They are part of the TheTopTens Community.
- Some of them believe that all fans of Rick and Morty are autistic and use that as an insult, which is not true and offensive.
- Chances are, if you like Rick and Morty, they will call you “cringe-worthy” and/or “autistic” and will mock you for no reason.
- They keep acting like the fandom is the worst thing on the planet, even though they have calmed down and haven’t caused any big trouble in a long time.
- Hypocrisy: They call it "overrated", yet there are way more popular shows, like Family Guy, The Simpsons, etc.
- They call Jerry Smith a Peter Griffin rip-off just because they're dads who aren't good at parenting.
- In fact they hate it just because it's everywhere, which is biased.
- They even caused the damages before the fandom became toxic.
- They make petitions to cancel Rick and Morty with a lot of prejudiced reasons.
- They even mock the fans and make horrible rant videos.
- They're rabid and like the Undertale hatedom but worse than the fandom rather than slightly less toxic.
- Some of them are Moral Guardians.
- They are also apart of Pansexuality Ironic Hatedom since they heard when it got confirmed that Rick Sanchez is pansexual.
- There are some mature fans of Rick and Morty, such as John Woodruff, and The 8-Bit Guy.
- Some Rick and Morty fans can respect opinions and take criticism.
- As mentioned in reason 5, Dan Harmon, one of the creators behind Rick and Morty is aware of the fanbase and despises it as well.
- The hatedom is worse if it isn’t, then just as bad.
- Ironically, they do have a point the hatedom is toxic.
- As mentioned in Point #4 In the hatebase, they have calmed down and did not cause big trouble in a long time.
- Most of them paid respect to Michael Mendel, who worked on Rick And Morty too.
- There are some mature haters of Rick and Morty who respect other people’s opinions.
- Some can like other adult animated sitcoms, like American Dad!, and yet, respect opinions on them liking Rick and Morty.
- They do have a point that the fanbase is awful.