Seth Rogen thinks comedians should admit when their jokes haven’t aged well – The Third

Seth Rogen nor you agree with the comedians who claim that the “culture of cancellation” would undermine humor.

During this Tuesday, the actor participated in the program Good morning britain to promote your new book, Yearbook, and was consulted regarding controversial jokes in his films.

“There are certain jokes that surely haven’t aged well, but I think that’s the nature of comedy,” answered Rogen (via Insider). “I think those films are conceptually sound and I think there is a reason why they have lasted so long that people still watch and enjoy them today. The jokes are not things that are necessarily designed to last. “

That statement prompted Rogen to be consulted about the “cancellation culture” and explain that he does not understand the comedians who complain about their jokes.

“For me, when I see comedians complaining about this kind of thing, I don’t understand what they are complaining about.” said Rogen. “If you’ve made a prank that has aged terribly, accept it. And if you don’t think he’s aged terribly, then say that. “

In this sense, Rogen continued by stating that receiving criticism is “One of the things that comes with being an artist, and if you don’t like that, then don’t be a comedian anymore.”

“For me, it’s not worth complaining to the extent that I see other comedians complaining,” sentenced the scriptwriter of tapes as Superbad Y Pineapple express.

Rogen is apparently so confident in his type of humor and insight into controversies surrounding comedy that he said he would have no problem with an eventual review of his Twitter account. All in a context where old publications with criticized jokes have led to various controversies in show business.

“I was never a comedian who made jokes that were really designed for target groups that were subjugated in some way. Have we done it without realizing it? Definitely. And those things are in our movies and they’re out there, and they’re things that I’m more than happy to say that haven’t aged well. “ he pointed.

“But on my Twitter I have never made a joke that is seemingly horrible in any way, and if you did, I would wonder why you did it.” added. “Saying terrible things is bad, so if you said something terrible, then it is something that you should confront in some way, shape or form. I don’t think that’s a culture of cancellation. It’s you saying something terrible if that’s what you’ve done. “

Regarding the promotion of his book, Rogen has addressed several topics that he would not normally have the opportunity to explain in interviews, such as the breakdown of his employment relationship with James Franco, George Lucas’s alleged fears for the end of the world, and a stranger exchange with Nicolas Cage for the Green Hornet film.