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Seth Rogen Explains Why He Doesn't Get Comedians Who Moan About Cancel Culture

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Seth Rogen Explains Why He Doesn't Get Comedians Who Moan About Cancel Culture

Seth Rogen has said he doesn't understand why comedians complain about 'cancel culture' and thinks that comics should just accept that some jokes don't age well.

In recent years, numerous TV shows and films have been flagged for containing jokes or content that hasn't stood the test of time and definitely wouldn't air in today's society.

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And while some people have taken a stand against this so-called 'cancel culture', The Pineapple Express star reckons it's not really that big a deal and people should just appreciate that times change and some jokes aren't built to last.

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Speaking on Good Morning Britain earlier this week, the comedian said: "There are certain jokes that for sure have not aged well, but I think that's the nature of comedy.

"I think conceptually those movies are sound and I think there's a reason they've lasted as far as people still watching and enjoying them today.

"Jokes are not things that necessarily are built to last."

Expanding on the idea of 'cancel culture', he added: "To me when I see comedians complaining about this kind of thing, I don't understand what they're complaining about.

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"If you've made a joke that's aged terribly, accept it. And if you don't think it's aged terribly, then say that.

"To me, it's not worth complaining about to the degree I see other comedians complaining about."

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The actor, who is currently promoting his new book Yearbook, went on to say that in the past there were 'definitely' jokes and scenes in his movies that he is 'more than happy to say have not aged well' but stressed that he's 'never made a joke that's outwardly horrific in some way'.

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He went on to say: "Saying terrible things is bad, so if you've said something terrible, then it's something you should confront in some way, shape, or form. I don't think that's cancel culture. That's you saying something terrible if that's what you've done."

Elsewhere in the interview, Rogen admitted to smoking weed 'all day every day'.

He told the hosts: "I have for the last 25 years or so I would say. It's something that is intrinsic to my day to day functionality."

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