Is “9/11 Gay Dad” the Most Offensive Cartoon Ever?

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Comedian re-released an animated video titled “9/11 Gay Dad” on Thursday just in time for the 15th anniversary of September 11, 2001, and possibly winning the race for the most offensive cartoon ever. Co-created with , the YouTube video says the cartoon is a trailer for an animated series of the same title about a single gay father and his adopted son, Nathan, living in suburban America. The twist is, the gay father isn’t exactly a person- he’s a 9/11, visually represented as twin towers on fire, with a plane crashed into his head. Occasionally a tiny person will jump off the top of his head, plunging presumably to his death. 9/11 also bears a strong resemblance to SpongeBob SquarePants or at least takes style tips from him.

Michael had released an earlier version of the video in 2015, on 9/11, but the video was taken down by YouTube over a dispute surrounding ownership of the images with a former collaborator.

Drew explained a bit about the concept on his podcast, “I Might Be Wrong” last September. “Junior [Stopka] and I came up with it over 2 years ago and it legitimately has made me laugh every step of the way,” he said. He added, “It’s really something I believe in.”  During the September, 2015 podcast he promised 9/11 Gay Dad would rise again. “There’s some 9/11 pun to be made there, and I don’t care to because it’s disrespectful to the fallen. I don’t know why that’s funny to me, but it is. It’s just a funny thing. I think I talked about that last time, ’bout how horrible shit is funny. It’s just funny. I’m sorry, I’m not sorry, but it’s funny.”

The characters are voiced by Drew Michael, and .

Michael, who is known for his dark comedy, just aired his first special as part of the Comedy Central Half Hour last weekend. It’s a great half hour, and it’s available now on demand. He also debuted his new album, “Funny to Death” this past week.

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