Seth Rogen And Judd Apatow Fight Back Against Critic Who Tried To Blame Elliot Rodger Shooting On Their Movies

Seth Rogen did something he rarely does on his Twitter account yesterday. He got serious. The 32-year-old comedian took to his Twitter account to defend himself against an article written by Washington Post critic Ann Hornaday.

In the article, Ann writes that films such as the ones produced by Judd Apatow and Seth Rogen are part of the reason Elliot Rodger killed six people last Friday.

“How many students watch outsized frat-boy fantasies like ‘Neighbors’ and feel, as Rodger did, unjustly shut out of college life that should be full of ‘sex and fun and pleasure’? How many men, raised on a steady diet of Judd Apatow comedies in which the shlubby arrested adolescent always gets the girl, find that those happy endings constantly elude them and conclude, ‘It’s not fair’?”

Rogen wasn’t pleased with the connection, and he fought back back on his Twitter account.




Judd Apatow also announced his displeasure with the article by retweeting a fan’s comment on the situation.


You can read Ann Hornaday’s full article by clicking here. Honestly, I am not entirely sure what her point is. She points out that Elliot Rodger obviously suffered from mental illness, and that’s where her article should have ended. His sick mind had nothing to do with the silly movies we entertain ourselves with.

She talks about how he developed an unrealistic view of college thanks to Hollywood, but I didn’t get that from watching his videos. In fact, there is one video where he is filming a college couple kissing by the beach. He talks about how much he hates them for being happy. How he should be the one kissing the girl.

Does that mean we should blame the college couple for flaunting their love in a public place? Of course not.

He was sick. He didn’t pay $12.50 to see a screening of ‘Neighbors‘ and then walk out thinking, “Why doesn’t anyone want to buy a mold of my penis!”

This man was so messed up in the head that he had the urge to shoot any woman who dared to hold another man’s hand. We can’t continue blaming movies and video games for every bad thing in the world. If we do, we’re going to continue to miss the real problem.