Seth Rogen turned to Twitter to express his anger towards ‘Washington Post’ film Critic, Ann Hornaday, regarding the recent Isla Vista murderer, Elliot Rodger.
The Isla Vista shooting occurred on May 23, 2014 leaving 7 people dead including the killer, Elliot Rodger.
Rodger uploaded a YouTube video expressing distraught emotions about sorority girls, loneliness, and lack of a sex life. The press is attempting to uncover details of the killer’s past and is finding every way to avoid blaming his horrific actions on a mental disorder.
As a result of the event, Anna Hornaday posted a column in the Washington Post blaming the entertain industry for Rodger’s actions. Hornaday specifically referenced Seth Rogen and Judd Apatow in her column and both actors decided to portray their opposing feelings on Twitter.
Seth Rogen posted, “. @AnnHornaday I find your article horribly insulting and misinformed” and followed it with “ .@Ann Hornaday how dare you imply that me getting girls in movies caused a lunatic to go on a rampage.”
In agreement with Rogen, Judd Apatow shared his opinion on Twitter towards Hornaday. Apatow wrote via Twitter, “Most of Earth can’t find a mate – someone to love. People who commit murder of numerous people have mental health issues of some type.”
He did not feel the need to post only once, but to respond to Twitter users and chime in with Rogen. One user questioned Apatow about the media’s avoidance of mental illnesses and he responded stating, “Because that doesn’t sell papers.”
Another celeb, Sarah Silverman, took Apatow and Rogen’s side via Twitter. She tweeted, “It’s way easier to blame art than to blame a fundamental lack in metal health, education, and gun control @Sethrogen @JuddApatow @annhornaday.”
After receiving loads of criticism, Hornaday posted a video in response to celebrities she called out in her column. In her video she stated, “The reason why I weighed in on this at all was because of this Youtube video and the kind of extraordinary Hollywood like production value and context out of which it seemed to spring.”
Clearly Hornaday is blinded and cannot see that Rodger did not have the same mind set as normal young adults. She should have stayed out of this subject as it has turned Hollywood against her.