Seth Rogen Responds to Film Critic's Article
Seth Rogen and Judd Apatow Respond to "Insulting" Article About Shooting
Seth Rogen took to Twitter on Monday to address a Washington Post film critic's take on how Seth's movies may have impacted Santa Barbara shooter Elliot Rodger. In her piece, published on Sunday, critic Ann Hornaday wrote about Rodger's disturbing YouTube video diaries, in which he repeatedly talks about seeking revenge against the women who weren't attracted to him:
"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 schlubby arrested adolescent always gets the girl, find that those happy endings constantly elude them and conclude, 'It's not fair'?"
Seth replied to Hornaday on Twitter, and Judd quickly followed suit, prompting a social media conversation about her article and their movies. Take a look at their tweets below.
.@AnnHornaday I find your article horribly insulting and misinformed.— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) May 26, 2014
.@AnnHornaday how dare you imply that me getting girls in movies caused a lunatic to go on a rampage.— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) May 26, 2014
“@Sethrogen: .@AnnHornaday I find your article horribly insulting and misinformed.”She uses tragedy to promote herself with idiotic thoughts— Judd Apatow 🇺🇦 (@JuddApatow) May 27, 2014
Theirs weren't the only tweets making headlines after Friday's tragic shooting, which ended with several injuries and left seven people dead, including the shooter. In the aftermath of Rodger's deadly attacks, the hashtag #YesAllWomen reached one million tweets by Tuesday morning, with Twitter users sharing stories, thoughts, and concerns about violence against women. Stars like Lena Dunham, Sophia Bush, and Connie Britton joined the conversation, making thoughtful comments about the issue. Take a look at some of the must-see #YesAllWomen tweets from celebrities below.
Just gotta say, on the almost-summer's day, I love you my brave web friends #YesAllWomen— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) May 27, 2014
Because I'm raising a son. Respect, admiration, and appreciation instead of anger, contempt, and entitlement. #YesAllWomen— Connie Britton (@conniebritton) May 27, 2014
I shouldn't have to hold my car keys in hand like a weapon & check over my shoulder every few seconds when I walk at night #YesAllWomen— Sophia Bush Hughes (@SophiaBush) May 25, 2014
#YesAllWomen Because recognition of human dignity elevates all of us.
— James Van Der Beek (@vanderjames) May 26, 2014
To the guys angry at #YesAllWomen: good. You're angry 'cuz you're getting shaken up. I'm shaken up. It leads to understanding.
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) May 25, 2014
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