All-around good guy and funnyman Seth Rogen showed a serious side on Twitter yesterday when he blasted back at writer Ann Hornaday for her Washington Post op-ed piece about the extremely tragic (and totally deranged) Elliot Rodger drive-by shootings in California.
In her Washington Post article, Hornaday writes, ““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’? How many men, raised on a steady diet of Judd Apatow comedies in which the schlubby arrested adolescent always gets the girl, find that those happy endings constantly elude them and conclude, ‘It’s not fair’?”
Rogen was (obviously) extremely offended from someone implying that a fat dude getting a hot girl led to someone killing 6 people. He took to Twitter to vent his frustrations, and we think he roasted the writer pretty damn well. Check out the tweets below…
And in further developments, frequent Roger collaborator (and director of Knocked Up) has joined in with some Twittering. We’re pretty sure that Hornaday is going to get the ridicule that she deserves on this one–but she’ll likely find plenty of people still ready to reward her for “furthering the dialogue,” or whatever. [UPDATE: Yeah, Hornaday’s congratulating herself for furthering the dialogue…]