Seth Rogen Wants To Hire Fewer White People
Hollywood director and actor Seth Rogen wants in on the hottest trend of 2020: pandering to the overtly woke.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, the ‘famous white guy’ was asked what he thought of general efforts to make the movie industry more inclusive.
Rogen said he’s trying to get aboard the wokewagon -- by hiring fewer white people.
“I mean personally, I think I am just actively trying to make less things starring white people,” Rogen said. “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 doing done to acknowledge that Black people are very marginalized in American society.”
Stepping Out Of The Sidelines
According to The Blaze, the Canada-born ‘Knocked Up’ star said he never wanted to meddle in American politics, but soon realized he cannot stay on the sidelines.
Rogen has been out of the sidelines for a while now. He has made headlines for speaking about his anti-Trump and liberal beliefs, as well as for sharing some admittedly misinformed opinions about Israel.
In May, he sponsored efforts to bail out protesters who were arrested for rioting and tearing down historic statues after the death of George Floyd.
However, as Law Enforcement Today pointed out, people of color hardly need Rogen’s tokenism, especially since advocates of diversity and inclusivity are fighting for a system of meritocracy, where black actors are cast, hired, and given opportunities because of their talent, not their skin color.
“Black actors should probably stick with the intelligent humor of Blazing Saddles or 48 Hours or the Medea series, before lowering themselves to the racist pandering of a Rogen offer. There are lots of great roles out there for the talent pool, and there are a lot better producers than Seth Rogen offering them.”
Compensating For Past Mistakes
Rogen must be trying to make up for his past blunders. The director himself admitted that some of his earlier movies featured quips and jokes that no longer fit this year’s desire for heightened political correctness.
“There are things in our films that I look back on and I’m like, ‘Well that ranges from debatable to outright objectionable!’”
If given the chance, though, Rogen said he’d probably still make the same films.
“I don’t look back and think, Do I wish we could re-edit our movies? I mean if anything, we should have to live with the fact that we did it and let people point out that it was terrible and we’ll just have to deal with it, you know?”