Seth Rogen admits some Superbad jokes were ‘blatantly homophobic’ (VIDEO)
The actor says the 2007 hit comedy ‘glamourised’ homophobic language ‘in a lot of ways.’
Seth Rogen has admitted that there were a number of controversial anti-gay jokes in hit comedy Superbad which he wouldn’t write today.
The actor says he regrets writing the jokes and making light of the issue.
“It’s funny looking at some movies we’ve made in the last 10 years under the lenses of new eras, new social consciousness,” he told The Guardian.
“There’s for sure some stuff in our earlier movies – and even in our more recent movies – where even like a year later you’re like ‘Eh, maybe that wasn’t the greatest idea.’
“There are probably some jokes in Superbad that are bordering on blatantly homophobic at times,” the comedian added.
“They’re all in the voice of high school kids, who do speak like that, but I think we’d also be silly not to acknowledge that we also were, to some degree, glamorising that type of language in a lot of ways.”
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Addressing the issues that have been raised with his latest film, Bad Neighbours 2, Rogen claimed the film highlights the sexism still present in the American system of fraternities and sororities.
“The Greek system seems a little sexist,” he said.
“The sheer fact that the women and the men don’t have equal rights and opportunities I think by definition makes it sexist, so that’s something we talked a lot about while we were making the movie.”
Watch the interview below: