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Seth Rogen scoffs at comedians complaining about cancel culture

Seth Rogen on comics complaining about cancel culture: ‘If you’ve made a joke that’s aged terribly, accept it’

Emmy-nominated writer Seth Rogen recently weighed in on cancel culture and why comedians should not complain about it.

‘I think there are certain jokes that for sure have not aged well, but I think that’s the nature of comedy,’ the 39-year-old Freaks and Geeks alum told ITV’s Good Morning Britain on Monday.

‘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.’  

‘Jokes are not things that necessarily are built to last’: Emmy-nominated writer Seth Rogen recently weighed in on cancel culture and why comedians should not complain about it

Seth continued: ‘To me when I see comedians complaining about this kind of thing, I don’t understand what they’re complaining about. 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.’

Rogen said receiving 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.’

When asked if he ever felt the need to go back and delete tone deaf tweets from his own account, the Canadian comedian – who boasts 23M social media followers – said no. 

The 39-year-old Freaks and Geeks alum told ITV's Good Morning Britain on Monday: 'I think there are certain jokes that for sure have not aged well, but I think that's the nature of comedy'

The 39-year-old Freaks and Geeks alum told ITV’s Good Morning Britain on Monday: ‘I think there are certain jokes that for sure have not aged well, but I think that’s the nature of comedy’

Seth continued: 'To me when I see comedians complaining about this kind of thing, I don't understand what they're complaining about. 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'

Seth continued: ‘To me when I see comedians complaining about this kind of thing, I don’t understand what they’re complaining about. 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’

‘I was never a comedian that made jokes that were truly designed to target groups that were subjugated in some way,’ Seth shrugged. 

‘Have we done that without realizing it? Definitely. And those things are in our movies and they’re out there, and they’re things that I am more than happy to say that they have not aged well. But in my Twitter, I’ve never made a joke that’s outwardly horrific in some way.

‘And if you have, I would question why you did that. Saying terrible things is bad, so if you’ve said something terrible, then it’s something you should confront in some way, shape, or form. I don’t think that’s cancel culture. That’s you saying something terrible if that’s what you’ve done.’

'I don't make jokes designed to target groups that are subjugated': When asked if he ever felt the need to go back and delete tone deaf tweets from his own account, Rogen - who boasts 23M social media followers - said no

‘I don’t make jokes designed to target groups that are subjugated’: When asked if he ever felt the need to go back and delete tone deaf tweets from his own account, Rogen – who boasts 23M social media followers – said no

The Canadian comedian said: 'In my Twitter, I've never made a joke that's outwardly horrific in some way. And if you have, I would question why you did that. Saying terrible things is bad, so if you've said something terrible, then it's something you should confront in some way, shape, or form. I don't think that's cancel culture. That's you saying something terrible if that's what you've done'

The Canadian comedian said: ‘In my Twitter, I’ve never made a joke that’s outwardly horrific in some way. And if you have, I would question why you did that. Saying terrible things is bad, so if you’ve said something terrible, then it’s something you should confront in some way, shape, or form. I don’t think that’s cancel culture. That’s you saying something terrible if that’s what you’ve done’

Literary debut: Seth (pictured May 19) was on the program to promote his 272-page book of personal essays Yearbook, which was Crown published on May 11

Literary debut: Seth (pictured May 19) was on the program to promote his 272-page book of personal essays Yearbook, which was Crown published on May 11

Rogen was on the program to promote his 272-page book of personal essays Yearbook, which was Crown published on May 11.

The Invincible actor recently shot his role as Rand Gauthier – the porn actor-turned-electrician who stole Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee’s sex tape from their safe in 1995 – in Hulu’s eight-episode series Pam & Tommy.

Seth also executive produced Craig Gillespie’s show – which features Sebastian Stan, Lily James, Nick Offerman, Taylor Schilling, and Andrew Dice Clay.

Action! Rogen (pictured May 4) recently shot his role as Rand Gauthier - the porn actor-turned-electrician who stole Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee's sex tape from their safe in 1995 - in Hulu's eight-episode series Pam & Tommy

Action! Rogen (pictured May 4) recently shot his role as Rand Gauthier – the porn actor-turned-electrician who stole Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee’s sex tape from their safe in 1995 – in Hulu’s eight-episode series Pam & Tommy

Scandal: The Invincible actor also executive produced Craig Gillespie's show - which features Sebastian Stan (L), Lily James (R), Nick Offerman, Taylor Schilling, and Andrew Dice Clay

Scandal: The Invincible actor also executive produced Craig Gillespie’s show – which features Sebastian Stan (L), Lily James (R), Nick Offerman, Taylor Schilling, and Andrew Dice Clay

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