Seth Rogen Hits Back At Critic Over Santa Barbara Shooter Comments

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Seth Rogen has hit back at a film critic who suggested Santa Barbara murderer Elliot Rodger may have been prompted to stab and shoot six people over the weekend due to frustration he felt over Seth Rogen/Judd Apatow-type comedies.

“I find your article horribly insulting and misinformed,” Seth Tweeted at the critic, Ann Hornaday, on Monday, regarding the article in which she wrote, “How many students watch outsized frat-boy fantasies like ‘Bad Neighbours’ [‘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’?”

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Added Seth, “How dare you imply that me getting girls in movies caused a lunatic to go on a rampage?”

Judd also chimed in, suggesting the incendiary words were merely an attempt by the critic to gain attention for herself.

“She uses tragedy to promote herself with idiotic thoughts,” Judd Tweeted in response to Seth’s Tweets.

“Here is how it all works. Anne says something thoughtless. I say it is wrong then CNN asks everyone to debate and it becomes TV,” the “This Is 40” director added. “I said no. I wonder if Anne can prevent herself from going on and becoming part of how these tragic events become profit centers for media.”

-- Erin O’Sullivan

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