Seth Rogen Hits Back At Critic’s ‘Insulting’ Article About Santa Barbara Shootings

'I find your article horribly insulting and misinformed.'

Seth Rogen is not amused.

The actor has spoken out against Washington Post film critic Ann Hornaday, who penned an article that suggested films like “Neighbors,” starring Rogen, played a role in Elliot Rodger’s mass shooting in Santa Barbara on May 23.

Rodger, the 22-year-old son of “Hunger Games” assistant director Peter Rodger, is suspected of killing six victims and himself in an Isla Vista killing spree last week. He leaves behind a 141-page manifesto as well as a video manifesto, promising to “punish” women for the “injustice” of not being attracted to him.

“College is the time where everyone experiences things such as sex and fun and pleasure,” he said in his confession. “But in those years, I’ve had to rot in loneliness. It’s not fair.”

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In her Washington Post article, Hornaday wrote that it’s clear that Rodger’s “delusions were inflated, if not created, by the entertainment industry he grew up in.”

“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’?” wrote Hornaday. “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’?”

In response to those suggestions, Rogen tweeted the following:

Rogen’s frequent collaborator Judd Apatow, who is name-checked in Hornaday’s piece, spoke out against the implications as well.

As of this writing, Hornaday has not publicly responded to Rogen and Apatow.

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