When it comes to cancel culture, you are either with the mob or against them, and woke Hollywood elitist Seth Rogen has recently made it very clear that he stands with those who approve of cancelling others for things they’ve said or done in the past.
In a recent interview with The Independent, Rogen talked about the rise in comedians opening up about the effects of cancel culture on comedy and said that he doesn’t really understand the reason why they have been complaining.
“I think there are certain jokes that for sure have not aged well,” responded the actor, when host Susanna Reid asked him what he thought about some jokes in his movies that are now making people “uncomfortable.”
Rogen continued, “But I think that’s the nature of comedy. I think conceptually those movies are sound and I think there’s a reason they’ve lasted. Jokes are not things that necessarily are built to last.”
“To me, when I see comedians complaining about this kind of thing, I don’t understand what they’re complaining about,” explained the Pineapple Express actor. “If you’ve made a joke that’s aged terribly, accept it. And if you don’t think it’s aged terribly, then say that.”
Unsurprisingly, the actor-comedian then proceeded to contradict himself even further, adding, “Getting criticism is one of the things that goes along with being an artist, and if you don’t like that, then don’t be a comedian anymore.”
He further elaborated, “To me, it’s not worth complaining about to the degree I see other comedians complaining about.”
What Rogen fails to see here, though, is that instances of cancel culture are not real criticism. Rather, they’re an attempt to actually damage someone’s reputation for something they’ve said or done, pspecifically when said ‘transgression’ doesn’t agree with the mob mentality of any given group of social justice warriors.
Prior to Rogen’s interview with the Independent, the latest Hollywood celebrity to call out cancel culture was left-wing comedian Chris Rock, who shared his belief that this social phenomenon is turning America into a place in which people are afraid to talk.
Similarly, woke Hollywood actor Alec Baldwin also recently revealed that he disagrees with these shameful practices.
However, it is worth pointing out that the reason why the actor condemned cancel culture was because his wife, Hilaria, was targeted by the mob, who accused her of cultural appropriation.
In a recent interview with Fox News, via a clip shared by psychologist Gad Saad, Cain was asked what he thought about what Rogen had said in regards to cancel culture and how comedians should stop complaining about getting cancelled.
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman actor Dean Cain also fervently disagrees with Rogen’s take on cancel culture, and has recently called him out for it.
“I think Seth’s dead wrong,” Cain asserted, adding that “I’ve got to agree with Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle, a hundred percent. There’s no question about it.”
Cain then goes on to explain that though he actually likes Rogen and is a fan of his films, the actor-comedian’s take on cancel culture is one of the many instances in which he’s said “stupid stuff.”
“Look, Seth…I like Seth, he’s a good actor, I like his movies, he’s fun, but I just disagree with him completely,” explained Cain.
He continued, “This woke culture is out of control. Seth Rogen has said a lot of stupid stuff in his days, like this, and he’ll say more stupid stuff. He got castrated by Gad Saad on Twitter for being a ‘champagne socialist.’ He badmouthed the hero in this picture right behind me: Chris Kyle.”
What Cain is alluding to in the clip above is an exchange of words between psychologist Saad and Rogen had earlier this year, in which Saad held back no punches in letting the actor-comedian know how much of a privileged elite he was.
The Twitter feud between Saad and Rogen had a rather unfortunate repercussion, though, as the psychologist’s “The Moral Hypocrisy of Celebrities” article was taken down from Psychology Today a few days after the aforementioned episode.
However, as Cain very eloquently expressed, Saad conversely castrated Rogen on Twitter.
What do you make of Dean Cain’s comments on Rogen? Is Rogen’s take on cancel culture nothing more than an attempt to virtue signal to other like-minded Hollywood elites? Let us know in the comments section down below or on social media!