Seth Rogen has a strange way of showing love for his fans.
The Canadian actor recently appeared on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" and told a story about how he laughingly rejected some fans that had requested to have their photos taken with him.
Maybe Rogen was trying to shore up his reputation with some of his leftist Hollywood pals, many of whom have been hysterical about the U.S. border policy.
The Rogen fans who were rebuffed turned out to be the children of the current speaker of the U.S. House and the speaker himself.
In his Colbert appearance, Rogen describes a summit to which he had been invited to speak, an event that was hosted in early June 2018 by former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney. The gathering was held ostensibly to assist in finding a cure for Alzheimer’s.
However, it seems as though Rogen may have been uncomfortable about having been present at a GOP gathering. His likely discomfort may account for his peculiar willingness to boast about his despicable behavior toward fans who prior to this occasion had likely looked up to him.
In relaying the story, Rogen tells of how two “young fans” that he characterizes in racially charged terms as "very white" approached him and told him that their dad was a fan and would like to meet him.
Rogen soon realized the father was none other than Paul Ryan. The actor described the meeting in the following way, "My whole body puckered, I tensed up, and I didn’t know what to do," Rogen said. "And I turned around and Paul Ryan was walking towards me."
After shaking hands, Ryan requested that Rogen allow a photo to be taken with the Speaker and his children, but Rogen would have none of it. Instead he flat-out rejected the request.
Rogen explained to Colbert’s audience, "I look over and his [Ryan’s] kids are standing right there expectantly, clearly fans of mine, and I said, ‘No way, man!'"
Famous for its blatent insensitivity, the Colbert crowd cheered vociferously, despite the hurt that Ryan and his children likely suffered.
After telling the studio audience how he summarily rejected Ryan in front of his children, Rogen then added insult to injury by bragging about how he really gave it to the Speaker in front of his kids.
"Furthermore, I hate what you’re doing to the country at this moment and I’m counting the days until you no longer have one iota of the power that you currently have," Rogen purportedly told Ryan.
Claiming he felt "conflicted" about subjecting Ryan’s children to his mean-spirited remarks, Rogen evidently just couldn’t resist the urge to diss the kids’ dad.
Throwing in a bit more reverse racism, Rogen said, "His kids seemed lovely, and very Caucasian."
Guilt seemed to manifest itself until arrogance got the better of him as Rogen said, "It’s not their fault, but at the same time they should probably learn that if they like a movie or song, the person who made that probably doesn't like their dad that much."
During the appearance, Rogen jumped to the topic of the border and also praised his native country for legalizing marijuana. "This week Trump made prisons for kids, and Canada legalized recreational marijuana," Rogen said. “I don’t know if there’s an official grading system for the weeks a country has, but that was a good week for Canada."
Because the hosts of "Fox and Friends Weekend" had some less than flattering things to say about Rogen’s Colbert appearance, the actor apparently felt the need to lash out with a tweet, which read, "Oh man. Now my TL [timeline] is gonna be filled with virtue signaling snowflakes who are offended by my free speech."
This is the same guy who belittled the Christian concept of the rapture in "This is the End," disparaged Christmas in "The Night Before," and tried to get Costco to stop selling Dinesh D’Souza's book "The Big Lie: Exposing the Nazi Roots of the American Left."
Rogen had used his Twitter account to ask Costco, "Why do you sell books that compare left wing people like me to Nazis?"
Rogen is apparently trying to stretch into serious dramatic roles now, beginning with a film called "Newsflash" about the day President John F. Kennedy was assassinated.
In the upcoming movie, Rogen will play the role of legendary news anchor Walter Cronkite, who is the person who earned the title of "the most trusted man in America."
Paul Ryan and his kids may have a few choice words to say about that.
James Hirsen, J.D., M.A., in media psychology, is a New York Times best-selling author, media analyst, and law professor. Visit Newsmax TV Hollywood. Read more reports from James Hirsen — Click Here Now.
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