A nude drawing of 12-year-old First Son Barron Trump with his father President Donald Trump was posted to Twitter by Justin Roiland, co-creator of the Cartoon Network’s popular Rick and Morty show which airs during Adult Swim on the Turner Broadcasting System owned cable network.
In the drawing, Barron is wearing virtual reality goggles and a shirt but is nude from the waist down. President Trump is right behind Barron with his hand on Barron’s shoulder. Cartoon characters Homer Simpson and the Family Guy’s Peter Griffin are in the in the background. The cartoon is signed, “Jim Davis”, though it is not certain the Garfield creator actually did the drawing. What is certain is the drawing has been on Roiland’s verified blue check mark Twitter account since April 2, 2017.
The drawing and tweet are captioned, “Donald trump forcing baron to play VR, while homer and Peter eat smurfs nearby.” It appears the drawing was done on an erasable whiteboard. Roiland included Zach Hadel’s Twitter account @psychicpebble in the caption.
(Note: TGP blotted out the child’s genitalia in the tweet.)
One of the first comments, posted just hours after Roiland posted the drawing on April 2, 2017 was by Minecraft creator Markus Persson, aka @Notch, who asked Roiland, “so.. uh… why isn’t baron.. wearing.. uh.. pants?”
so.. uh… why isn't baron.. wearing.. uh.. pants?
— notch (@notch) April 2, 2017
Roiland does not appear to have answered. He did reply on Monday to a fan concerned about the well-being of Rick and Morty co-creator Dan Harmon who deleted his Twitter account after a 2009 video recently surfaced of him raping an infant as part of a comedy satire.
Dan is okay. Promise.
— Justin Roiland (@JustinRoiland) July 23, 2018
Adult Swim stood by Harmon, but condemned the video. There does not appear to be any comment yet by Adult Swim on Roiland.
An email inquiry to Jim Davis’ company, Paws, Inc., was not returned by publication time.
UPDATE: When checked at 6 p.m. CDT, Roiland’s tweet of a nude drawing of Barron Trump was taken down following the publication of this TGP article.