Are Rick and Morty Fans Toxic?

Mainstream media, as it tends to do when something it doesn’t understand becomes wildly popular, has relentlessly bashed Rick and Morty and its fans on accusations of fan toxicity. But even though these articles by The Telegraph and Newsweek may be (ARE) biased, the existence of fan toxicity can’t be denied. All fandoms with more than 100 members have some level of toxicity. But does Rick and Morty stand out as particularly toxic or are the show and its fans just the latest victims of mainstream media’s fear of anything new and popular?