After going off on a rant about the latest season of Community on his podcast Harmontown, Community creator Dan Harmon took to Twitter and Tumblr yesterday and this morning to apologize for his words. Harmon tweeted, “I feel bad if I made anyone feel bad with my comments in harmontown. It’s a dirty, personal comedy podcast, not charismatic for quoting,” and “I like making stuff that pleases people, I like being honest about my feelings but I hate hurting other people, especially community fans.”
He then wrote a lengthy Tumblr post, entitled “It Won’t Happen Again Again,” in the wee hours of the morning to further apologize to fans, the writers of Community season four, and for making a joke that compared binge-watching the season to “being held down and watching your family get raped on a beach.” In his Tumblr apology, Harmon complimented the writers on certain parts of season four and wrote, “Don’t tell anyone I said this but all writers are better people than all non-writers. Nobody read that unless you’re a writer. I broke a code when I judged the work of writers with whom I wasn’t in the same trenches.” Harmon also addressed Community fans, saying, “To keep from hurting you, I’m going to try thinking about you before saying things into microphones … Obviously the solution is to stop talking about my job in my podcast until production is safely complete.” Time will tell if Harmon is able to stick to that promise.