Hollywood actor and producer Seth Rogen just gave a new interview in which he said that he is “actively trying to make less things starring white people.” If that’s not racism, than I don’t know what is!
“I mean personally, I think I am just actively trying to make less things starring white people. And if I’m succeeding or I’m not, I’m very much looking to have a far more diverse group of writers and directors and actors that we generally work with, because that group is not incredibly diverse, you know?” Rogen told Entertainment Weekly.
“So that’s how I’ve been trying to deal with it, is just to actively take as they would say, anti-racist measures to assure that some work is done to acknowledge that Black people are very marginalized in American society,” the former “Superbad” and “Knocked Up” star added.
Rogen has previously said that those who do not support the Black Lives Matter movement “don’t deserve” his movies. This comes after Rogen was hit with backlash for saying that Israel “makes no sense,” something that he has refused to apologize for saying.
“Things I said were taken and chopped up, and the context literally removed from it, and if I read some of those things out of context I would also probably be upset about it,” he told Haaretz.
“Truthfully, I think my pride in being Jewish and how deeply I identify as a Jewish person perhaps made me feel like I was able to say things without as much context as perhaps I should give them – you know what I’m saying?” Rogen added. “And I am sensitive to Jews thinking that I don’t think Israel should not exist, and that there are a lot of Jewish people who are alive who wouldn’t be without Israel. And my parents met in Israel; I’ve been to Israel several times.”
This piece was written by PopZette Staff on August 4, 2020. It originally appeared in LifeZette and is used by permission.
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