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Adult Swim cancels "alt-right" TV series "Million Dollar Extreme"

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Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim has canceled its controversial series “Million Dollar Extreme Presents: World Peace” after the show received widespread criticism for its perceived “alt-right” sympathies. 

The series’ six-episode first season, which aired over the summer, will be its last, the network confirmed to Splitsider. While the cancelation has been confirmed, the network has not issued a formal statement on the move. 

The absurd comedy show, created by Sam Hyde, Charls Carroll and Nick Rochefort, courted controversy with sketches and promotional material that many saw as hostile, including one featuring Hyde in blackface. 

A press release for the series boasted that it would “unlock your closeted bigoted imagination, toss your inherent racism into the burning trash, and cleanse your intolerant spirit with pure unapologetic American funny_com.”

Comedian Brett Gelman cited “Million Dollar Extreme” as part of his decision to end his professional relationship with the network, and according to a report by BuzzFeed, there had been extensive pressure from within the network to cut ties with the show. 

The series’ creators have not commented on the cancelation.