Seth Rogen, star of the new comedy “Neighbors,” is not about to let anyone blame him or his movie for the killing spree in Isla Vista, Calif., that killed six people on Friday.

How is Rogen to blame, anyway (hypothetically speaking)? Washington Post film critic Ann Hornaday laid out her case in a piece about the killings published Sunday. Hornady writes:

For generations, mass entertainment has been overwhelmingly controlled by white men, whose escapist fantasies so often revolve around vigilantism and sexual wish-fulfillment (often, if not always, featuring a steady through-line of casual misogyny). [Elliot] Rodger’s rampage may be a function of his own profound distress, but it also shows how a sexist movie monoculture can be toxic for women and men alike.

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 shlubby arrested adolescent always gets the girl, find that those happy endings constantly elude them and conclude, “It’s not fair”?

That’s not much of an argument. What does anyone else think?

Not everyone was so ready to let Hollywood off the hook, however.

Speaking of:


  • LinTaylor ✓vitrified

    I’m not a fan of Rogen’s films, but he’s right. This twit is just looking for anybody to blame for what happened, except for the nutbar who decided that killing people was tit-for-tat for his inability to get a girlfriend.

    • Maryland_Malcontent

      I’ve seen the Drudge-linked excerpts from his “manifesto” but looking at his appearance I’m not willing to bet that he was truly trying to get a girlfriend. Wasn’t he setting purposefully impossible standards?

      The “argument” proposed by the woman is specious at best. The nutbar did write in his manifesto about his predilection for escapist fantasies but the whole argument ignores personal responsibility :(

      …though that Seth Rogen nude selfie could really warp a person who saw it. :(

      • FreedomRecon

        That nude selfie almost made me want to run to the nearest convent.

        • nc ✓s & balances

          I’m not reading any whack-job’s “manifesto” or looking at anyone’s nude selfie – for anything! I can’t imagine anything to be gained from either.

      • Xenomorphine

        It’s actually worth wading through the entire thing, from a purely psychological point of view.

  • Ryan Johnson

    “male entitlment”

    what “male entitlement?” Obviously men are not owed sex. But it is asking too much to expect men not to want sex, as sex is a basic biological need (though it should be preserved for marriage, such is not the case in this day and age sadly). The killer was a psychopathic criminal. the Neighbors movie, and the desires of other men have nothing to do with that killer.

    • Utopia Can Never be Achieved

      To me, “male entitlement” seems a bit like a sexist statement. Normally I wouldn’t feel this way, but since everyone is jumping on the Politically Correct bandwagon, I thought I would too. Eventually, we’ll all be confined to our own homes since everything will be PC, which I would find very unfortunate. However, for now, it seems that a lot of focus is being applied to white males and even the smallest nudge gets them called out by the PC crowd. Instead of calling out someone and making such silly statements as many have been doing – especially the past few years just reaffirms that people need to “man up” or at least take some control and responsibility for themselves. Using “knee jerk” reactions to call someone out or label something as being non-PC is getting pretty old.

      • Ryan Johnson

        F that! When it comes to these feminazis I really just don’t give an f. I guess I get away with it more because I’m not white, but I make my disdain for them pretty clear.

    • FreedomRecon

      To the feminazis…you can’t want it or need it or it somehow makes them feel inferior. They are just looking for a reason to man-hate. And they think this psycho proves it. When if they really looked at it, yes he was a pig, but he also hated pretty much all men too. He had a God complex. He started his rampage with killing men, and ultimately killed more men than women, but you know….male entitlement or something.

      • Ryan Johnson

        Says it all, really. There’s just nothing else to add. I have no respect for any of those pro-baby killing, feminazi bitches. To me, abortion is worse than anything Rodgers did (And what Rodgers did was despicable) and every last one of those bitches supports that.

      • Mark81150 Never/Trump/Hillary

        That’s it really.. they demand men refrain from wanting sex, then bitterly complain that male fantasy drives the culture… have any of these bimbos even seen Twilight?… It seems female fantasy has it’s own place at the bar.. and to most men, the meta boytoys in those films are repulsively nonmale realistic.

        So their fantasies are just as unrealistic, just as fake to real life… …. so what?

        That real men, real women find their own way regardless of Hollywood is what really drives them crazy, they want their rigid ideology in control, just as they’ve turned an unwanted kiss on college campuses into rape for their amusement.

        They also refuse to address mental illness and personal responsibility because then they can’t blame every single man for the crimes of one. Something they have built careers on, if that shooter is to blame for his own actions… then they can’t demand every male submit to their “new think”… a pop psychology mish mash of semiliterate bullschit, which oddly enough, sets them up as the high priestesses of what is and is not allowed.

        • FreedomRecon

          Well stated, Mark. I would only add one additional point to both of our posts. They also get angry when men don’t acknowledge their sex appeal. Thus making it a no win situation for men. They get to man-hate from both sides. Never understanding that it makes things very confusing for men and creating this culture of beta males looking for direction from women on how to behave, rather than from their own fathers or other positive male role models.

          And they are crazy if they don’t see movies like Twilight that expose a female fantasy…albeit a feminazied fantasy…Yuck.

          • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            I’m going to take flak from saying this, but it’s often been reported that women have what can be termed, for lack of any better way to describe it, a “rape fantasy,” which is NOT, I repeat, NOT the fantasy of being brutalized and ravished. It is a masturbation fantasy supposedly of a handsome stranger who knows his stuff sexually coming in and taking them, wordlessly, and fulfilling their desire and then leaving just as suddenly as he appears. Women understand this is only a fantasy and deal with it accordingly– they can certainly tell reality from their own horny mind scenarios.

            I’m beginning to think the Pajama-Boys-with-a-grudge beta’s like Rodger are developing a male version of this fantasy, in which some woman they meet will tear their both of their clothes off and go to town on them just because they’re so “irresistible” and he won’t need to do diddley, just about, to bring this to fruition. One wonders where they get this from– perhaps porn of a certain type? The Pajama Boys who really are just harmless geeks know it ain’t gonna happen, but a boy can dream, can’t he? But the looney tunes with a streak of hellfire in their psyches can’t see why it doesn’t happen, and it sends them into vindictive rage.

            My 2 cents, anyway.

          • FreedomRecon

            You could be right.

    • #NeverHillary

      this is so confusing….is it male entitlement AND white privilege? which one trumps the other?

      • Ryan Johnson

        They just combine the two.

  • mrspinky85

    Melissa, please have ten seats. Seth can say what he wants. You think you are slick spouting the ‘white privilege’ but you somehow think you can tell him to just shut up. You also obviously forgot that this guy stabbed men as well as killed women. Seth has a right to say that he just like the NRA are not responsible for the actions of this guy. You need to have tens seats and blame the killer not everything and everyone else under the Sun.

    To me, it seems that the last few threads have been about people looking at everything under the Sun to blame for this event but the killer himself.

    • Utopia Can Never be Achieved

      Yes they are. And, I see the media still has said very little about the killings of the 3 people in the apartment by the knife or knives. When networks have continuous coverage where 99% of the time they just fill the voids with speculations does no good to any of the viewers. Whoever could site for a number of hours and watch that trash is beyond silly at this point.

  • nc ✓s & balances

    One of these days people will wake up and see what a corrosive effect the “anything goes” culture has had on our society at large. Can most people handle it? I suppose. But just enough obviously can’t, and it has dire consequences.

    Just like we don’t blame the young, attractive woman who dresses provocatively and walks alone at night “down by the docks” if she gets assaulted, we don’t encourage it, either. We need some common sense.

    • Paul

      Watch out, the #YesAllWomen Brigade will call you a rapey misogynist.

    • Michael Ruda

      Reminds me of a post I read once, I copied it and would love to give the author credit if I could ever find out who he/she is. Here goes:

      “Liberals insist on having a “serious dialog on guns”, then let’s take them at their word
      (even though we know when a liberal says “we need a serious dialog”, it means “conservatives must be quiet and endure endless lectures while we implement more
      liberalism post haste”).

      Let’s sit down with them and ask them : 35 years ago, were there more laws restricting guns, ammunition, magazine sizes, and who may own them, or were there fewer?
      Were guns harder to come by, or easier? Were semi-automatic weapons easily available since 1911, or not? So, if there were fewer restrictions on guns and who may
      own them 35 years ago, and no change in the availability of semi-auto weapons, then why are we having more, not fewer, schools and other mass-volume public places
      being shot up?

      A thinking person (and I know that’s asking a lot of liberals) would have to acknowledge that if the guns have been a constant, and we’ve sought to regulate the people
      using them and it is failing, then there must be other motivating factors at work, no?

      I would then ask the liberal: which party and ideology has sought to devalue life through abortion on demand, at any time for any reason? Which party has worked
      tirelessly to drive any mention of God or morality out of the public sphere? Which party has done away with dress codes in schools, discipline by teachers and
      admin staff, and deemed any and all actions by young people as “first amendment expression of speech”, no matter how disruptive it might be to a school? Which party
      or ideology has replaced teaching methods that produced people with a stunning command of the English language and knowledge of history by the 8th grade with a system
      that produces high school graduates who cannot spell, can’t begin to explain our own government, cannot use correct grammar, or do simple arithmetic without a calculator?
      Which party or ideology has promoted secular relativism? Which party has eroded or destroyed our institutions that at one time were cultural glue that held us together?
      Which party or ideology has divided us into isolated demographic grievance groups convinced they cannot get a fair shake because of all the other groups from which
      government must then protect them? Which party or ideology has consistently and constantly lowered standards in the name of “fairness” and “equality”, dumbing virtually
      everything down? Which party or ideology has portrayed Americanism and American values of thrift, hard work, self-reliance, opportunity, creative self-interest,
      capitalism, individualism and liberty as arcane, hurtful, racist and imperialist?

      Which party of ideology promotes soulless sex and “hook-ups” absent any emotional involvement, as if we were mere beasts? Which party favors married status without
      demanding an actual marriage, and rewards single parent households with benefits, penalizing them by taking away benefits if they choose to legally marry? Which ideology
      teaches that we are just genetic accidents, with no creator, no purpose, and are a blight on the earth, responsible for everything from species extinction to the fatal
      warming of the planet, and we’d all be better off if 2/3 of us died? And, in spite of that, which ideology then hypocritically hands out trophies to kids in sporting events
      for just showing up, and won’t keep score? Which party or ideology has become child centered, telling them how special and great they are absent any achievement,
      re-affirming their equality with adults by allowing them to sass, ignore and address adult strangers by their first names, and disobey instructions with no fear of

      These shooters did not just spring up overnight because guns are available. We have been cooking a putrid cultural stew for the better part of 60 years, tainting
      it with societal rot, and letting it simmer to a slow boil as we add more and more poison to it. And then we are shocked that some people actually get sick from eating it
      and turn into monsters.

      And liberals, true to form, do not blame the stew. Of course, it is all the fault of the spoon, and if we just get rid of it, the problem will be solved.”

      • nc ✓s & balances

        Excellent! And when serious politicians like Rick Santorum try to have this “serious conversation” they get slammed not only by the libs, but even by those on our side.

  • Al’s Annoyed Grandpa

    I don’t blame Rogen for what happened over the weekend. It is the responsibility of Rodger and Rodger alone.

    I do, however, hold Rogen accountable for producing the garbage that he foists upon society.

    • Paul

      Freaks and Geeks was really good, though. Best TV show ever besides Breaking Bad.

      • Jake

        This. What a great show.

      • Al’s Annoyed Grandpa

        Not familiar with that show. I only know of Rogen’s work via my teenage sons.

        • Paul

          Freaks and Geeks is a period show set in 1980. It’s about a brother and a sister who attend a Michigan high school during that era. The brother is a freshman and he’s a geek. Not a geek like a science geek, but a geek who likes movies and comic books. The sister is a sophomore who’s still shaken about the death of her grandma. She’s really smart but she decides she wants to start hanging around a group of hoodlums and slackers, who are deemed to be the “freaks.” Seth Rogen is one of the “freaks,” but he’s not really a bad person. He’s just there to make sarcastic comments pretty much.

          • Al’s Annoyed Grandpa

            I may check it out, as I was in high school in the early 80s. I might relatd to it. Is it on Netflix?

          • Paul

            You can actually watch it on YouTube for free! Your sons will love the show, too.

          • Al’s Annoyed Grandpa

            Thanks for that info.

          • raz0r1

            It’s on Netflix.

          • raz0r1

            The kid who played Sam on Freaks and Geeks now plays Sweets on Bones.

      • Mr_Wrestling_XIII

        The only thing I like with Rogen in it!

        • Paul

          And that’s because everybody else upstaged Rogen, lol.

    • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      I blame him for treating the Green Hornet franchise so stupidly– he had an Iron Man Robert Downey Jr gold mine ahead of him if he hadn’t tried to play it TOO ridiculously as the stoner character having to rely on the Asian guy all the time. He could have winked at the audience while doing the part, but oh no, he kept nudging us in the ribs at every turn. Is he afraid of success or something?

      • TheRealJackpineSavage

        I agree, Rogen made me hate Green hornet almost as much as Ben Affleck ruined Daredevil for me, and I was a huge fan as a kid.

        • Mary Mommy Happy 2016!

          And now Ben Affleck set his sights to ruin Batman. As he have recently sign on to play the dark night in the upcoming Batman vs Superman movie.

          • Michael Ruda

            I simply won’t see Affleck as Batman. It’s just not believable

      • Al’s Annoyed Grandpa

        I didn’t see that film, as any Green Hornet film that doesn’t have Bruce Lee as Kato just ain’t worth seein’.

      • Maryland_Malcontent

        Rogen was responsible for that horrendous looking movie?

        They said that Daredevil was the worst superhero movie. I believe that the true contest for last place is between Green Lantern and Green Hornet :(

        • raz0r1

          Did you see the Ghost Rider sequel? Green Lantern and Green Hornet were still better than that fiasco.

          • johnstretton

            Even Idris Elba was bad in that stinker. You expect Cage to blow his roles completely, but nobody hit their mark in that one.

  • Richard Jefferies

    Oh lookie, liberal cat fight. Meowwwww.

  • frozeninbemidji

    “We must reject the idea that every time a law’s broken, society is guilty rather than the lawbreaker. It is time to restore the American precept that each individual is accountable for his actions.” – Ronald Reagan

    • mrspinky85

      I think this needs to be posted on the other threads.

      • frozeninbemidji

        I’d like to see it on billboards in every major city in this country.

        • TheRealJackpineSavage

          You beat me to it, Literally. I was just about to post nearly your post word for word. Great Minds Think Alike I guess 😛

          • frozeninbemidji

            That one has always stuck with me.

    • Maryland_Malcontent

      I’m willing to bet that every public K-12 is the same across the nation as it is here: over a decade of brainwashing that there is no such thing as personal responsibility. If one fails, it is because of a genetic or otherwise incurable affliction (eg:ADHD) or because the measures of achievement were too hard, not that the student had failed to achieve.

      I agree that the Reagan quote is awesome and should be on billboards across the nation as well as engrained in the heart of every American. Unfortunately to many Americans it might as well be written in Ancient Greek :(

      • frozeninbemidji

        I’m afraid you’re right. We may be too far gone.

      • CaptDMO

        Nah, not all K-12 are the same.
        But there’s a “new program” afoot to “fix” that.

  • fireandreamitchell

    Nah, just blame the NRA, right Seth?

    • mrspinky85

      Or video games.

      • Patrick Chester

        Everything except the psychopath that commits the crime.
        Other things need to be blamed to excuse more restrictions on people.

  • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Although I suppose he means well, since I have no reason to assume he’s just being a complete douchebag trying to get in a sly plug for his own work, Rogen isn’t really helping, by saying that a critic can’t claim that an “unrealistic” plot of a Rogen film in which he gets the girl can so irk a young man that the fellow turns to violence (“If a schlub like Seth Rogen can get the chicks, why can’t I?” Ermm, umm– because he WRITES the movie, dip$#!t?).

    Not to say that Rogen couldn’t say she was silly for saying so, or that she wasn’t helping matters by citing a Rogen film– but I can’t see Seth Rogen as a victim in this. Too many “victims” nowadays.

  • tops116 ✓Quipper

    Hey, here’s a radical idea: let’s just blame the perpetrator. You can question the parenting, you can question the police (assuming that story about them ignoring the warning signs is accurate), you can question the doctor that psycho was seeing. But at the end of the day, Elliot was the one who did it and the one who should be condemned, Dragging the NRA, a crappy Seth Rogen movie, or violent video games into this is ridiculous–a pathetic attempt to use a tragedy as a platform for your own beliefs.

    • Wonder Pony

      Sorry. Your suggestion is absolutely off the table.

  • CO2 Producer

    How many students watch outsized frat-boy fantasies…and feel…unjustly shut out of college life that should be full of “sex and fun and pleasure”? How many men…find that those happy endings constantly elude them and conclude, “It’s not fair”?

    Unjust. Unfair. Unable to make the effort to get what they want. What is it about our culture that could get people to think this way?

    Hmm. It couldn’t be a particular type of culture where people feel they’re…

    No, no, that can’t be it. It must be the guns.

  • AT

    “Hmm. How can I relate a violent rampage to being a movie critic for purpose of grinding my own axe…”
    -Ann Hornaday

    And if any of the vics had been black, Sharpton/Obama would be singing the same exact song.

    • CaptDMO

      Wait two days. Now that Van Jones has “weighed in”, jihad permission has been granted to blame “white privilege”.

  • FreedomRecon

    Remember when the “weirdos” in school just grew up to invent something awesome and own a gazillion dollar company, and didn’t go around shooting or stabbing up the school? Good times.

  • Michael Rice

    By this logic, seeing anyone, through any means, tv, movies, real life, whatever, getting something you want but can’t get would turn us all into homicidal maniacs.

  • praymorenow1

    Seth Rogan’s films are not my cup of tea…but, ‘what the’, for blaming his film for being any part of the sick, illogical, deadly behavior of the Isla Vista butcher…..
    Seth is right. Don’t blame his film or work.
    Blame the 22 year old, indulged, man who did this.
    Blame the adult who planned & did this.
    He may indeed have been mentally ill for years…..showing signs of danger for months, years, days, etc., we don’t really know.
    But, He and HE ALONE did all of this.
    Blame an arrogant, indulged, self absorbed young adult man for all of this.

  • JD Son

    People choose their own actions, as ADULTS. Rogen or not. Accept your actions, or you don’t belong as part of society, period.

  • drw

    Rogers did it. 100% of all blame for six murders lies directly on his shoulders and his alone. That, based on the evidence, is an indisputable fact and were he alive today I would be wholeheartedly in favor of a speedy trial followed immediately by a public hanging.
    I just have a couple of questions though, are we not supposed to want to understand why he did it? Isn’t it possible that there was something in his makeup, his upbringing, his formative years that, coupled with his obvious mental deficiency, could have contributed to him believing this the best solution to his perceived persecution? Isn’t it possible that were we to understand which straw or straws combined to push this latent murderer to act out his fantasy that we could perhaps stop the next one before others die? Isn’t it a little bit irresponsible to dismiss out of hand the possibility that the popular culture has some amount of influence over the actions of those who wish to be popular?
    I ask not to create or suggest any excuse of his or any other individual’s actions. I ask because I wonder why we seem so incurious.

    • Ethanery

      Mostly it’s pushback against people blaming everything but the killer. Personally, I think it was his mental instability (coupled with his refusal to take medication) that caused this rampage. If it wasn’t imagined rejections by girls that set him over the edge, it would have been something else.

  • Minarchism Leads To Freedom

    Clearly Seth Rogen was to blame for this entire incident, as well as every other act of violence for the last 30+ years. For the good of our children, all images of him need to be purged from the world and he needs to be locked away by the CDC. (May God save us all from Seth Rogen)

  • Conrad2010

    Par for the course.
    She’s w/ the NYP after all.

  • Lee

    I would most likely say that the women this idiot boy TRIED to pick up had a major red light in their brain flashing “psycho perv idiot” or “PIG” and blew him off, and him, instead of being taught how to learn from a mistake and move on with more intelligence. I may not be Don Juan but honestly, I was and always have figured if one direction of pursuit doesnt work, try another tack , ie if your “game ” fails you change your game.
    Odd when guys today think if you say “HI” to a girl she will strip naked and bring a girlfriend ,toys and Kama Sutra and maybe a dozen porn movies and video camera or your a total loser.Or gay.
    Hey what ever sexual choice you make, have fun as long as its legal and your not doing harm to others, its not for me too judge.
    Heck 25 yrs ago we had directors making movies about kids gathering up cash ti hire an expensive call girl.
    The shooter and most posters about his are idiots as well as mentally deficient.

  • stdog

    If shes right then we can blame all our countries problems on Seth rogan and Judd apatow. The only thing i would change tho, is i would blame pineapple express. I mean have you seen that movie? Thanks a lot guys! You ruined everything.

  • CrushAllDems

    Now you know how the NRA feels. And when the NRA is blamed OVER AND OVER AND OVER again for the actions of these mental cases, I find that blame “horribly insulting and misinformed.”…

  • anjullyn

    It amazes me that people are blaming guns and girls instead of understanding Rodgers was in therapy since age 8. This had everything to do with his delusional thinking. Mental illness should have the amount of gov. money shoveled at gun control programs that are meaningless.

    • Perso Nasplit

      Not only in therapy, but refused to take medication that MIGHT have prevented this.

      Not only blaming guns, but blaming LEGALLY purchased guns in CALIFORNIA under a ccw from the same state.

      Not only are they blaming “white” guys, but blaming right wingers, when this guy was the son of a wealthy liberal. He even drove a BMW. He was bi-racial, which doesnt preclude him to violence, but neither does it make him “white”.

      He is the epitome of a liberal. Unable to control himself without the state stepping in, unable to blame himself for his own actions, unable to realize that “It’s not fair” is never going to be fixed by demanding others pay for your actions.

  • Jibber Jabber Joe

    There is a certain pleasure to be had in watching liberal cannibalism. I’m sure the majority will still blame inanimate objects like the weapon chosen. The entire concept of responsibility was bred out of their systems.

  • jabberwocky

    I can sum up that freak after watching his videos, he was insane and he was a crappy actor too. His videos were freakishly over acted-acted. The fact that not one person in his life knew what a disturbed individual he was just by talking to him is beyond my imagination. another Adam Lanza falling through the cracks due to moronic parents.

  • Jimni27

    As ridiculous as this whole “misogyny” thing is, I can’t help but sit back and chuckle at the movie industry defending itself like the NRA has had to so many times in the past.

  • ClinkinKY

    It’s always entertaining when liberal actors have their usual sycophantic press turn on them. Pass the popcorn:)

    Side point: It’s amazing that Ann Hornaday gets paid to write drivel such as this.

  • FirstBoot

    Hey Hollywood, the shoe is on the other foot and it still stinks. It’s hard to defend yourself against these unfounded charges but now you know how the NRA, white males, Christians and conservatives feel every time the media exploits a tragedy. Suck it up liberals and think twice before you point the finger of blame because there are always 3 fingers pointing back at you.

  • Shep

    If we could only get all of the “intellectuals” on this twitter feed together in real life to have this conversation in person.

    It’d be the most entertaining/embarrassing collection of self important dilittantes this side of the Sundance Film Festival.

    • ImJustAGuy

      THAT would be worth the price of admission!!!!

  • notenoughtime

    Hollywood and liberal mindsets are sympatico until they are not! They deserve each other, sorry Seth!

    • keyboard jockey

      Shallow is as shallow does.

  • keyboard jockey

    Judd Apatow ✔ @JuddApatow
    [email protected]: @Sethrogen @marshallsheldon @AnnHornaday why is it always everything but mental illness?” Because that doesn’t sell papers.

    How many mentally ill people never harm anyone? Answer: A lot. The word missing from everyone’s twitter exchange is “Evil”.

  • disappearing moderate

    Disturbed individuals with evil, murderous intent have been around long before movies, guns, knives or even “white privilege”, but the blame game must be twisted to support the meme du jour.

  • Bob Smetters


  • DavidM

    “White Privilege” means “white men need to shut up”


  • Jeffrey Rogers

    The movie is as responsible as my gun is. In other words, STFU and leave BOTH alone.

  • Magnifico

    So, the guy goes on a violent rampage, and Ann Hornady blames a comedy, rather than a shoot-em-up-roll-around-in-the-blood Tarrantino movie.

  • Conservative Pitbull

    Seth, put her and her rag of a newspaper in one of your movies and have her do all the risky stunts. that should wake her up.

  • Mr_Wrestling_XIII

    Well that insane critic might have a point, just seeing one of Rogen’s film can make one go into a violent rampage…

  • kssturgis62

    Can’t blame Mental Illness, it isn’t politically correct to do so. Can you imagine the people who are suffering with Depression to Bi Polar who would be offended? I am not being sarcastic or funny when I state this. I know 2 people that suffer with Bi Polar. One would be highly offended the other it wouldn’t bother.

    In a PC world you go after objects that cannot feel, not people who have feelings.

  • The Masked Avatar

    I stepped on people after seeing Godzilla.

    • AJ

      Hahaha! Good one!

      I spoke English with a French accent to insult people after I saw Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

      • Michael Ruda

        I still do to this day…..

  • stdog

    when are we going to learn what drugs this kid had been given since the time he was 8? yes i read he refused to take something recently but if the kid was put into therapy since the time he was 8, i think its fair to wonder what he may have been prescribed or forced to take.

  • porgiefirefighter

    Did anyone else see that movie where Cary Grant ended up with Grace Kelly. Boy was I pissed.

  • keyboard jockey

    Evil definition

    adjective: Profoundly immoral and wicked

    1 mass noun Profound immorality and wickedness, especially when regarded as a supernatural force

    1.1[COUNT NOUN] A manifestation of this, especially in people’s actions:the evil that took place last Thursday.

    1.2 [COUNT NOUN] Something which is harmful or undesirable:sexism, racism, and all other unpleasant social evils.

    Why is everyone beating around the bush? Rodgers was Evil, and he committed Evil acts.

  • David Harrison

    Seth like to play fetch with little kids……What a meanie.

  • Jake Bradford

    white men white men white men white men
    These leftist slags blame us for everything that has ever or will ever go wrong.
    Go try living in Saudi Arabia or Rwanda or Sudan, Ann. Oh but wait, they don’t have female film critics THERE, do they?

  • Jake Bradford

    Good news. Black and brown men have no vigilante thoughts or fantasies of sexual wish fulfilment! And wait, is it even wrong to WANT to have sex with women? There seems to be no difference in her mind between fantasies and acting on those fantasies

    • Harlan Hikaru Fox

      Political Feminism says that all sex is rape.

  • CrustyB

    “Neighbors” is not responsible for the mass shooting! It’s responsible for me walking out of the theater from boredom an hour into it. “Look! Seth Rogen is smoking marijuana and getting high! That is so funny!”

  • Pat Loudoun

    There is a major positive to get from Hornaday’s column. No one ever needs to take her seriously ever again.

  • Jim

    You know, when I was growing up in the 80s, there was a boatload of teen movies about the dork who got the girl at the end. Yet somehow that didn’t drive any of us to go on murder sprees.

    • Name

      and for that matter there were a bunch of action movies (Rambo I,II, III; Terminator, etc etc) that also didnt cause us to turn into homicidal maniacs. Not only that, we went outside (both after school and at recess- there’s a concept) to play things like football or -gasp- cops and robbers. Finally, we werent doped up on ritalin or the others to help “focus” our attention.

  • arrow2010

    It’s the degrading of traditional values by liberal culture.

  • #NeverHillary

    hey hollywood, figure it out….they will eventually come for you…..

  • AtomicMountain

    I’ll bet that after Hornaday clicked “Send” on that article, she sat back in her chair and thought to herself, “‘Arrested adolescent’, ‘sexist movie monoculture’, ‘vigilantism and sexual wish-fulfillment’. Wow, I totally NAILED that column. I am so smart. I make a difference.”

    Sigh. American journalists are a laughing-stock.

    • Wonder Pony

      I got to vote this up twice because I wasn’t logged in yet. Good.

  • DANEgerus

    Larvae of Hollywood elitist director kills 6 proving we need more FEMALE Hollywood elitist directors

  • VictorErimita

    Well, Seth, now you know how law abiding gun owners feel when they get blamed for someone else’s behavior.

  • 18235

    what is a seth rogen and how’d he ever get hired in hollyweird…?
    “green hornet” movie he ruined was enough for me.

  • stellatruman

    We have a mental health issue in this country which goes unnoticed …it isn’t a gun problem ( although the illegal guns in the hands of gang members and their ilk is a problem ) this man proved it by using knives for his first victims and their WILL be more coming forward doing the same thing. Their desire to inflict harm and kill innocents will not be hampered by stricter gun laws. They will simply find another weapon

  • sludog

    @AnnHornaday is almost as ignorant as the people who blame the NRA and are now pushing for more “Gun Control” (meaning people control) laws.

  • dbb555

    Some old coot with a combover and a new Rascal is hogging all the chicks over at the Lotto booth.. I’m gonna turn off his O2 hose and show him!

  • Ed McDowell

    Rogen’s movie didn’t do it…..his last three movies did It !!!

  • Its_My_Fault

    So…let’s see if I got this…showing domestic violence in movies is bad, showing gangs and thugs with guns is bad, showing racist scenes is bad…but showing guys banging and disrespecting girls is ok?

  • Fargo Wells

    Unlike the totalitarian states that naturally emerge from collectivist systems of thought, those republics that arise from the individualist conception of civilization rely upon the proven principles of morality, liberty, and prosperity.

  • JD Son

    I take responsibility for my actions…like the fact I spent money on that horrible film Neighbors.