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‘Rick and Morty’ in hot water with fans over 9/11 joke

Hit sci-fi sitcom “Rick and Morty” has sparked outrage over a tone-deaf joke in regards to the 9/11 terror assaults in a latest episode of the Grownup Swim comedy.

The controversial gag happens in “Promortyus,” the seventh episode of Season 4, which aired Sunday, and depicts the titular characters battling alien adversaries. Upon approaching two enemy buildings that resemble New York Metropolis’s Twin Towers, Rick and Morty fly across the towers and assault a harbor as a substitute.

“Actually, I’m happy with us for not …,” Rick says.

“Completely, would have been low cost,” Morty retorts, to which Rick provides, “Low-hanging fruit. We’re higher than that.”

"Rick and Morty," Season 4, Episode 7: "Promortyus"
“Rick and Morty,” Season 4, Episode 7: “Promortyus”Grownup Swim

Whereas flying above the harbor, although, the duo determine to re-create the Pearl Harbor bombings and joke about it later on the dinner desk.

“We virtually did a 9/11, we went with the Pearl Harbor. We’re fairly stylish,” Morty says.

Not all “Rick and Morty” fans discovered the joke stylish, taking to Twitter to specific disbelief.

“Is Rick and Morty nonetheless doing 9/11 jokes?” wonders one social media critic. “As a result of wow, that’s so humorous in 2020.”

One other disillusioned fan feedback, “no they didnt … omg 9/11.”

“Not Rick and Morty with the 9/11 jokes,” laments one other.

“This season sucks and on prime of it your making 9/11 jokes?” fumes one hater of the darkly satirical collection. “How about as a substitute of constructing two exhibits that suck make one good one?”

Nevertheless, for others, the gag hit the mark.

They skipped 9/11 and went for Pearl Harbor I like this present,” exclaims one “Rick and Morty” die-hard

“Beloved the 9/11 bit,” says one other.

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