“If you made a joke that got terribly old, accept it. “
Seth Rogen isn’t going to complain about the crop cancellation – and he doesn’t think the other comedians should, either.
In a recent interview with Hello Great Britain, the actor explained that sometimes comedy doesn’t age well and you just have to admit it.
“I think there are some jokes that of course haven’t aged well … but I think that’s the nature of comedy … jokes aren’t necessarily things that are necessarily built to last.” , Seth said.
He added that he believed most of his films were “conceptually sound,” although there are some jokes that have not stood the test of time.
“I was never a comedian who made jokes that were really designed to target groups that were subjugated in one way or another. Did we do this without realizing it? Certainly. And these things are in our movies, and they’re out there, and they’re things that I’m more than happy to say haven’t aged well, ”Seth noted.
He continued, “But in my career, I have never made a joke that is apparently horrible in one way or another, and if so, I would wonder why you did that. “
“Saying terrible things is bad, so if you said something terrible, then it’s something you should face one way or another. I don’t think it’s ‘cancel culture’; it’s telling you something terrible, if that’s what you did, ”Seth explained.
Seth says he doesn’t see his controversial old jokes “as a big deal” or an example of “cancellation culture” and thinks comedians should confess instead of complaining.
“For me, when I see comedians complaining about this stuff, I don’t understand what they’re complaining about. If you made a joke that got terribly old, accept it. And if you don’t think she’s aged terribly, then say that, ”Seth said.
He added, “Getting reviews is one of the things that goes with being an artist, and if you don’t like that then stop being a comedian. For me, it’s not worth complaining as I see other comedians complaining. ”
While I don’t think any famous comedians will give up comedy anytime soon, Seth’s comments on the cancellation culture certainly make a lot of sense.
BuzzFeed every day
Keep up to date with the latest daily buzz with the BuzzFeed Daily newsletter!