Seth Rogen thinks he sold out his ‘chubby’ fanbase

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When Seth Rogen signed on to play the Green Hornet, he knew he would have to tone up his somewhat chubby, stoner body. Like so many men, his svelte transformation seemed to happen overnight. Sidenote: why can men lose weight with such ease while women struggle with this endless dieting and working out all of their lives? Anyway, Seth’s thinner, more athletic body wasn’t all good for him. He got the role he wanted, but he lost some of his fanbase.

Seth claims that strangers come up to him to compliment his new body, but some people are peeved. Seth believes he was some sort of icon for chubby guys, which is probably the truth. A lot of guys wished they had a body like Gerard Butler in 300, but a lot of guys know they resemble Seth Rogen in Pineapple Express. PR-Inside has more:

Actor Seth Rogen is struggling to accept his newly svelte figure – because he’s let down the legions of chubby men who looked up to him.

The funnyman slimmed down to star in forthcoming comic book move The Green Hornet, and has to cope with strangers approaching him about his weight loss.

And Rogen admits not all of the comments are complimentary.

He says, “That’s the weird thing about losing weight, strangers (compliment) you. It does (make me uncomfortable) a little but I don’t know them…”

“I think for chubby guys, I was their guy so they were like, ‘I can be chubby. Seth Rogen’s chubby, so who cares.’ But now I’m not so chubby anymore. So now they’re like, ‘I have to lose weight.’ I’ve let them down. I’ve blatantly sold out. It’s only for money.”

From PR-Inside

At least Seth owns it. I love that he says “it’s only for the money.” Perhaps after his gotten all of the “svelte” roles out of his system, he’ll go back to being everybody’s favorite chubby stoner.

I’ve mentioned it before, but I really don’t mind chubby guys. I prefer a guy who isn’t always working out or watching his carbs or preening in the mirror. While Seth Rogen in any form isn’t my ideal guy, I bet he wouldn’t mind if you ordered dessert on a date.

Note by Celebitchy: Here’s Seth Rogan with scruff on 3/5/09 and with a full beard and looking like he gained a little weight back on 3/22/09. Maybe he’s more comfortable that way. Credit:

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  1. HashBrowns says:

    I hope he remains more toned; he looks a lot sexier. He should now be a representative for those chubby guys to look up to for losing those extra flabby few.

    No one can say that he doesn’t look better slimmer and he probably feels better too.

    To all schlubby guys out there: you are men. You have more fat burning muscle than women do (that’s why they lose weight faster than us, even if they are really fat) so cut out that soda and beer and jog a bit and you’ll look better and feel better.

  2. RAN says:

    I agree that obesity isn’t the way to go, but I, too, like a guy who has a little more meat on his bones. Not extremely overweight, but a little more than skin, tendons, and muscle. I don’t think Seth is overly attractive, but I would be more attracted to the funny, cute, beefy guy than the serious skinnier guy. He even seems to lose some of his ‘funniness’ when he’s so much thinner – I don’t know… might just be me, but that’s what I get when I look at him.

  3. Roma says:

    How did he lose all the weight? Well, he’s the answer to a blind item that appears once a week about an actor who has dropped massive amounts of weight due to coke. Considering how often it gets mentioned, it seems as though their may be some truth behind it.

  4. Alexis says:

    He’s not chubby anymore but, he’s still kinda gross. So, he still has that going for him I suppose.

  5. Alecto says:

    I like him chubby. There was something sexy about him in the fact that you’d be doing a cute, funny guy that you had no intention of calling up tomorrow. I liked him better before. Maybe I just like the first movie I saw him in too much.

  6. HEB says:

    He did sell out, but as long as he keeps making pot movies and laughing that rediculous laugh, I think he’ll be ok.

  7. JB says:

    I don’t know about all the appreciation for the chubby. Seth definitely looks healthier-I’m not saying men are attractive when they are starved (or coked out, Roma-I agree) but the no double chin look is much better. It also in theory makes him a healthier role model-although if he’s doing coke to get that way, that’s not really healthy. We don’t need “chubby” body images any more than we need excessively skinny ones-Americans only have to glance around to find justification to be a couch potato-the “everyone else does it” mentality is fairly common. The last thing we need is another person saying, it’s ok to eat fast food and not try to take care of yourself… My ex-boyfriend carried a little bit of a belly (he was in decent shape, but like a lot of former college jocks, was used to eating whatever he wanted, so when it started catching up he didn’t know what to do) and I felt like I could let my weight go a bit too. My fiance now is all six-pack and gym every day, and he keeps me motivated to work out and at least try to eat somewhat healthy.

  8. IvyMades says:

    I prefer toned instead of chubby!

  9. Dana Da Designated Hata says:

    Seth lost the weight and Hollywood cut him an even bigger check! Cha-Ching. Can’t the man just do what he’s got to do? I liked him chubby and I will like him skinny/toned. Just as long as he doesn’t look like a poster child for hunger or over eating, we’re good!!

  10. CB Rawks says:

    I noticed he was looking a lot slimmer at the Oscars, but I love him either way.

  11. Ash says:

    Wow, getting flack because he lost weight? Really, who cares. He looks great, and cleaner(hygiene wise). He is a hilarious dude, and as long as he keeps that act up, he will always be likeable. He’s great “chubby” or skinny.

  12. Samantha says:

    I must admit…You show me a rock hard body and then a man with a little pudge and I will go for the pudge every time. Add a big nose and a watch to his wrist and I am putty in those chubby little hands. :-)

  13. nanster says:

    By the comments on here, it shows that women are a whole lot less superficial that men are!

  14. GeekLuva80 says:

    Seth Rogen’s fans appreciate his intellect & humor. Regardless of his size. And not everyone needs to be rock hard & totally toned. I love the fact that my man & I are only concerned about being hot to & for each other. Not ‘tryin’ to be hot for the whole world.

    Samatha: The same here except instead of a watch, glasses.

  15. Dingles says:

    I think he’s sexy regardless, but he does look alot better after losing a few pounds, I’ll admit. He looks great and he should be proud.

    It’s so unfair with guys, though. My boyfriend’s been training for Marine bootcamp for the past several months, and he lost over 10 pounds last week. One week! It’s so much easier for them.

  16. Hieronymus Grex says:

    I don’t see why people think he’s so funny. He’s never told a joke or done stand-up that I’m aware of. He’s just been in some really well-written comedy movies.

  17. moriah says:

    He actually started in stand up in canada heironymous grex. That’s where judd apatow discovered him. He also co wrote most of those funny movies he’s been in.

  18. dana says:

    seth rogen will always be good looking. whether or not he’s “chunky” or slimmed down. i think hes the best looking guy ive seen in awhile. He’s still the hilarous, he hasnt changed his personality so why does it matter that he’s more tone? If he loses his fan base over this, well then there not important. I’ll go see all his movies and supoort him in anything he does; whether he has a body of brad pit or a body of homer simpson.

  19. Emily says:

    He is okay looking. He’s not ugly but he’s not super attractive either. He definitely looks better slimmed down, which to be honest there isn’t a HUGE difference. It’s probably healthier for him too!

  20. KateNonymous says:

    He’s not that funny either way, IMO.

  21. D-WHIP says:

    why do you all care so much

  22. dubdub2000 says:

    He still does not know how to dress himself though: his clothes arent baggy, they fit him like a sack of potatoes

  23. Bobby says:

    I will always like this dude if he lose or gain weight,he was introduced as a chubby man and that’s what we used to see.Hopefully he will regain his funny pounds! Always a fan….

  24. C.C. says:

    Seth Rogen needs to fatten himself up again. He looks hotter that way. I guess I’ll have to hand feed him.

  25. C.C. says:

    Seth Rogen needs to fatten up again. He’s sexier when he’s fat. Maybe I’ll have to hand-feed him…

  26. Jon says:

    Most people on this website sound fat. It’s hard to take any opinions seriously.

    I found this article in a search engine, so I don’t know the usual vibe of the site. Honest opinion.

    The person who mentioned coke, it’s the first I’ve heard of it. I can think of alot of celebs who do coke including people like Gaga, but to me Rogan is just a blatant stoner.

  27. RpIndy says:

    “No one can say that he doesn’t look better slimmer”

    Why not? I don’t think he does. I like my guys on the chubbier side. Seth was at one point a bit too large, but I’ve also seen him skinnier than I prefer. Don’t assume everyone equates malnurishment with attractiveness.