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Seth Rogen Says Comedians Shouldn’t Complain Or Whine About Cancel Culture With Their Jokes

Seth Rogen Says Comedians Shouldn’t Complain Or Whine About Cancel Culture With Their Jokes

Seth Rogen is speaking out about cancel culture and approaching it in a way that relates to his career as a comedian.

The 39-year-old actor made an appearance on Good Morning Britain earlier this week and shared that he’s he’s accepted some jokes in his older movies have aged poorly because it’s more the nature of comedy and doesn’t have anything to do with cancel culture.

“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,” Seth shared on the program.

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He continued on, adding that “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 adds that “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. To me, it’s not worth complaining about to the degree I see other comedians complaining about.”

He also opened up about going back in his own timeline and getting rid of tweets and posts that could possibly come back to bite him, he says he doesn’t have to do that because he’s not that kind of comedian.

“I was never a comedian that made jokes that were truly designed to target groups that were subjugated in some way,” Seth explained. “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.”

He continued, “In my career 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.”

Earlier this month, Seth revealed that he has no plans to work with friend James Franco following the sexual misconduct allegations against him. To which, this other star responded…

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