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Adult Swim Regular Brett Gelman Says He Won’t Work With Network Over Treatment of Women

Brett Gelman, a comic actor who has appeared on Adult Swim programs including “Eagleheart” and “Brett Gelman’s Dinner in America,” said via Twitter that he is cutting ties with the Time Warner-owned outlet over some comments made by a network executive and the network’s decision to run “Million Dollar Extreme Presents: World Police,” a series that has many fans with conservative leanings.

A spokesperson for Adult Swim said the network declined to comment.

On Twitter, Gelman cited recent remarks by Mike Lazzo, an Adult Swim executive vice president, about the absence of female creators associated with the network, as a reason for why he planned to “sever ties” with Adult Swim. On Redding, Lazzo recently noted that “women don’t tend to like conflict, comedy often comes from conflict, so that’s probably why we (or others) have so few female projects.” But he also acknowledged that “this was a dumb answer to a good question as Lucille Ball and Gilda Rather to Amy Poelher and Amy Schumer prove my statement a load of generalized nonsense.”

https://twitter.com/brettgelman/status/797980003539394560

Gelmana also linked to a Buzzfeed article about “World Police,” a sketch comedy the article suggested in a headline was a TV show for the alt-right movement.”I know this and I have stopped working with them. Not to mention the misogyny of their policies,” he said in an earlier tweet in response to a tweet from a fan saying that “(Adult Swim) gives money to alt-right nazis.”

https://twitter.com/brettgelman/status/796520628492697600

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