Justin Bieber talks back to Seth Rogen: ‘Sorry I didn’t bow down’

Justin Bieber

These are photos of Justin Bieber a few weeks ago when he was famously detained for hours at LAX. He’s having so much fun acting like a danger boy. This kid can’t even stand up straight because he has to hold his pants up. These new hats make him look like that little kid from Madonna’s “Open Your Heart” video.

Justin still (somehow) has his Beliebers. That won’t last forever, but they keep him afloat for now. He’s not winning over any new converts. One person who has been very vocal about disliking the Bieber is Seth Rogen. Seth has made his opinion very clear – he is NOT team swag: “Justin Bieber is a piece of sh-t. He seems like he’s obnoxious and ungrateful, insincere, and he puts people’s lives at danger and overall he acts like a piece of sh-t.” He’s not wrong. Bieber is a menace, and he shouldn’t be allowed to drive. Nobody disagreed with Seth, but at the same time, we all shrugged our shoulders. What can you do?

Seth is promoting Neighbors, which comes out today. He visited Howard Stern, and the topic of Bieber came up again. Rogen let loose about the origins of his Bieber disgust:

“Bieber fever had just start spreading,” according to Rogen — at a German talk show, when someone approached the actor and asked if he wanted to meet the singer. “I was like, ‘Sure, I’ll meet him.’ So I went outside to meet him and he was acting like I asked to meet HIM! It was very nonchalant, ‘Yo man. What’s up?’ and I was like, ‘What the f—, I don’t give a f— about, I don’t want to meet you. Don’t act all nonplussed to meet me. I didn’t want to meet you. I was totally cool not meeting you … But I was like, fine, I wouldn’t have said anything, I was like, ‘He’s a bit of a m-therf—er.’”

Then, the two crossed paths again at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards, better known as the Night Bieber Brought a Boa Constrictor To An Awards Show. “He literally had a snake wrapped around his f—ing wrist that he was wearing as a f*ing accouterment and I was like, ‘What the f—?’” says Rogen. “And I talked to him for like five minutes and I remember just thinking, ‘Fu— this kid.’”

When Rogen tweeted about Bieber following the DUI arrest, he did not expect to awaken the Belieber army (and its opponents). “It was a nonchalant tweet!” he says. “I was going into a meeting … and then I came out of the meeting, and it had been retweeted like 200,000 times!”

[From Billboard]

It’s hard to disagree with Seth, but I wonder why he cares so much? This is precious airtime Seth could use to promote his movie. He’s wasting breath on an easy target. I’m not a Bieber fan at all, and I like Seth a lot, but the continued discussion seems pointless. What IS amusing is that Bieber decided to talk back this time. Aaand he kinda took the high road:

Does Bieber win this round? He can’t spell, but he came off better than ranting Seth. There’s a time to let things go.

Bieber does have a new girlfriend, a “fitness model” named Yovanna Ventura. Their “relationship is blossoming, and she looks like she has Kardashian-esque butt implants. Bieber and Venture upset rickshaw drivers at Venice Beach by trading Bieber photos for payment. Nice.

Seth Rogen

Justin Bieber

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  1. MonicaQ says:

    Beyonce would make you bow down.

    I will see myself out because song puns are terrible.

  2. mimif says:

    I like Seth but enough with the rocket propelled f-ck grenades already.

    • Tatjana says:

      So, Seth initally got upset because Bieber acted nonchalant when they first met? In the early Bieber fever days? That seems a bit “don’t you know who I am” on Seth’s part. Bieber is an a**hole, but Seth just comes off looking bad in this one.
      Plus, saying bad things about Bieber, or the Kardashians seems like an easy way to score points.

      • thebutlerdidit says:

        Seriously! How edgy, bagging on Bieber. I like Seth fairly well, but he needs to remember he’s 32 freaking years old, and still pretty immature and douchey, and didn’t get 100 jillion dollars and a million girls thrown at him before puberty. That said, everyone knows The Biebs is a PITA, adults would do well to ignore him, like all young dudes at that age. I know I do.

      • MollyB says:

        I think he was upset because Beiber insisted that Rogen come out of his dressing room to meet him and then Beiber acted like he was doing Rogen a favor by greeting him. That’s the impression I got.

      • jaye says:

        Yeah. I am giving that comment some serious side eye.

    • mimif says:

      Don’t get me wrong, I don’t have a problem with anybody calling Baby Beibs out, it’s just when every other word that comes out of your mouth is f-ck f-cking f-ck f-ck, the point gets lost (on me). I find it distracting, and this is coming from someone who enjoys her swear words. It’s like when like and then you know um like and stuff. F-cking articulate already!

      • blue marie says:

        I totally get your point, it can be quite annoying.

      • I Choose Me says:

        I once knew this girl in fifth form (11th grade) who spoke like that. One time she was ranting about something dropping f-bombs and spraying her saliva all over the place and she paused to ask me for a dollar. I said, here’s two if you promise not to talk anymore and then I felt bad.

  3. Lark says:

    I can not stand Bieber and I think he’s likely a POS, BUT Seth comes off like a jerk in this situation for publicly ranting and calling a 19 year old a POS. I was expecting to hear some story of Bieber going off on a bigoted or sexist rant, not a awkward meet and greet. Also, low hanging fruit…and I agree why does he care so much?

  4. merski says:

    Well… shit.

  5. Belle Epoch says:

    Is he holding up his pants or clutching his weenie? His monkey walk bothers the hello out of me. That’s pathetic.

  6. eliza says:

    IMO, Bieber came off as uneducated and dumb in his Tweet. He never wins because he is a huge douche bag.

  7. David99 says:

    Bieber kinda wins this one. Oh it’s kills me to say that.

    • original kay says:


      kills me too.

      sit down Seth.

    • Miffy says:

      Yeah, he totally does. And oh my heavens how it pains me to say that.

      I like Seth Rogen a lot but really, give over. He should have left it at that one tweet, let’s face it, it’s not like it needed any explanation!!

      Moral of the story: Manners makes anyone look better than trying to swag yourself all over a situation.

  8. Elisabeth says:

    nice way to reinforce how correct Seth was in calling you a ‘piece of shit’

  9. aims says:

    Maybe Justin responded well to the flack, but Seth is spot on. Seth spoke the truth and shouldn’t have to apologize for it. So I’m team Seth on this one.

    • HH says:

      Thank you! Maybe it’s because I saw those deposition tapes, but I just can’t imagine ever liking the kid. If he acts the Same way everyday of his life as he did in those tapes, then I would be beyond annoyed with him.

    • Jamie says:

      THIS. Thank you, I was starting to get concerned with everyone defending Bieber. lol

  10. dorothy says:

    Of course Beiber wouldn’t know how to respond. He’s a child.

  11. Mrs. Lecter says:

    He takes the high road by saying he’s sorry he didn’t “bow down”? That’s a sarcastic passive aggressive comment to make… I’d think the high road here would be to say nothing at all. Anyhow, Seth keeps getting asked about it — he said as much on the Today show — so that’s why it’s a thing now.

  12. Kiddo says:

    He can not bow down and keep his pants up at the same time.

  13. sullivan says:

    My only question: Why can’t Beiber stand-up straight?

    • Adrien says:

      It’s called “Swag”. Lol

    • aims says:

      Because he’s a moron who can’t keep his pants up.

    • Sea Dragon says:

      Oh shoot, I should have scrolled down. I asked the same question. Yeah, I know it’s his swag but it’s so extreme that it borders on bizarre.
      I find it ironic that he tweeted about not bowing down when he does a mini bow with every step he takes.

  14. K-rock says:

    As shocked as I am at writing this, Justin for the win.

    • Mitch Buchanan Rocks! says:

      I second this motion! and guys look better in pink than chicks do :)

  15. Adrien says:

    Didn’t even get his name right. It’s Rogen. Or Rogaine if you want to insult him further. As for Seth, what’s up with the big words? “Nonplussed”? “Accouterment”?

    • Pepsi Presents...Coke says:

      Especially since he doesn’t seem to know what nonplussed means.

      • t says:

        ‘Nonplussed’ does not mean what Mr. Rogen seems to think it means.
        And apparently no one else knows how to spell ‘accoutrement’.

      • Sacred And Profane says:

        Oh, t, thank you, thank you! Accoutrement , indeed.

  16. Steph says:

    Here’s the thing: should Seth stop talking about BIeber? Yes. Is it pointless bc a dbag is always a dbag? Yes. But, sometimes as a person, something jut gets under your skin and bugs. Majorly. And you have to vent about it. Maybe that is what is going in here. Also, I have a 10yo cousin who is obsessed with Bieber. She is always liking those FB posts where it’s kinda “Like for the Biebs, IGNORE IF YOUR FOR SATAN” and I always scroll past and root for Satan in my mind.

  17. Tx says:

    Nope. Team Seth. JB is a POS and needs to get taken down a few pegs. Since nobody in his life will do it, I’m glad Seth is willing to say something.

  18. Alice.H says:

    Seth can keep talking as far as I’m concerned. Somebody needs to keep calling out the little twerp.

  19. Gia says:

    It’s about time someone said it.

  20. Char says:

    My local radio station was talking about this yesterday & they played a recent interview where Seth was talking about Bieber & Seth basically said that he keeps getting asked about Beiber in interviews, that he is not the one bringing it up, & that he didnt realize it was going to be such a big deal (what he orignally said). He was laughing & saying that he thinks it would be weirder if he, as a grown man, was a Beiber fan & that he is just saying what everyone else is already thinking. He came across as pretty cool & non-chalaunt about the whole thing.

  21. Talie says:

    Seth is right. Next.

  22. ORLY says:

    Seth sounds butt-hurt that Beiber didn’t act star struck when they met for the first time. Wouldn’t Beiber had been like 16 at the time?
    I like Seth but he come off as petty here.
    Damn him for making me team Beiber in this instance

  23. Illyra says:

    I kind of agree with Bill Burr (one of the few people who can make Conan O’Brien genuinely laugh, as he does here) : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8wVCK-CV5do

    I’m no fan of Bieber really, but Seth Rogen comes across as a jerk. Seems like he’s always trashing someone.

  24. Sayrah says:

    Lmao! I can’t be the only one who’s seen the “Open your Heart” video. Spot on!

    • kissmyang says:

      These new hats make him look like that little kid from Madonna’s “Open Your Heart” video.
      That kid is Leonardo DiCaprio.

  25. Kenny Boy says:

    I think Seth Rogen is totally in the right here, but I actually feel for Bieber. He’s a douche, but he never really had a chance to not be a douche, you know? 13-20 is the age when you should be working your shit out and making mistakes and forming your identity in private. Instead, his mother, Scooter, Usher, all of them exploited him and made him into a superstar sex symbol. Not many people can handle that kind of fame that young, and Bieber wasn’t one of the lucky few who figured out how to come out the other side a good person. Yes, he’s been paid more money than any of us will ever see, but that money won’t last long. He’ll be a broke has been joke with crippling depression in five years.

  26. Sloane Wyatt says:

    Maybe Justin was shy. Seth certainly came across as having a raging ego himself, so perhaps Justin is calling <b.him out. I chalk it up to Boy Dramz. SMH at both these entitled Doofuses. Or is it ‘Doofi’?

    What I don’t get is why isn’t anybody calling out Bieber for NOT PAYING HIS RICKSHAW DRIVER!?? Justin’s a cheap Class A asshole, and Seth should do a comedy bit where he actually pays his rickshaw driver!

  27. MsCatra says:

    My toddler also loves hats. Must be the age ;)

  28. mia girl says:

    Sorry, but at this point, unless he saves a litter of puppies from a burning fire and then donates all his money to that save the animals charity,
    in my book – Bieber never wins.

  29. JudyK says:

    Bieber is not holding up his pants…he’s grabbing his crotch cuz he’s such a Rapper. And little punk always walks bent over cuz it makes him look so cool.

    Ditto to everything Seth Rogen has ever said about that little $hit.

  30. Alex_r says:

    It’s a bad day when you make Beiber look good. I like Rogen but it’s a little weird that he seems to hate a 19 yr old so much.

  31. Tiffany says:

    This just reminds me I have to get my ticket for Neighbors.

  32. lucy2 says:

    I agree with Seth, but at the same time he’s spent way more time and energy talking about it that Bieber is worth.

  33. kcarp says:

    I think I dislike Beiber more than I do any Kardashian. I mean for real. What a punk MF. Like if he had a normal dad who wasn’t on the payroll and as immature as him, he would beat his rear for acting like this.

  34. llc says:

    Beiber is garbage. He wins nothing – ever. I love Seth, but I am filled with glee every time ANYONE calls out that little talentless jackass – especially for his stupidity, attitude, and atrocious manners. Garbage. As are his parents and everyone else associated with him.

    • JudyK says:

      Just hafta add a “YES” to this comment.

      • TheOneandOnlyOnly says:

        Yes, and why does he kinda look like Bruno Mars in that one pic – which is an insult to Bruno who actually has talent. Can anyone name songs by this pos (written by 50 year olds) that are played with any regularity?

    • Maria of MD says:

      And aren’t they both Canadian too?

      • Boxy Lady says:

        @Maria I was just thinking that it was weird that no one had yet mentioned the Canadian connection. Canadians have a reputation for being nice people so Bieber isn’t really representing his native country very well on that particular point . And foreign entertainers are asked about their fellow famous countrymen all the time. I think Seth is making it clear he doesn’t want to vouch for Bieber just because they’re both Canadian.

  35. mytbean says:

    While I like Seth, I’m just going to say that both he and Bieber are infected with the celebrity virus (symptoms include delusions of grandeur, slimy vats of insecurity, bloated senses of entitlement and sometimes anal leakage)…

    So – both of them being ill, I have to give them a pass for their “don’t you know who I am?” moment. But Beiber wins this round for PR purposes.

  36. Penelope says:

    Seth Rogen is overrated.

  37. Pepsi Presents...Coke says:

    Men and their bitchy, catty, gossipping, backstabbing, insecure drama. It makes me glad that I’m a sentient wave of ambergris and battery acid’s girl.

    Pippa Tip: Both of you, shut up.

  38. moo says:

    I don’t think JB took “the high road” in the fact that you can’t make a come back weeks later. You missed the boat and now he just looks like he wrote out a hundred come backs and tested all of them on his “crew” and they decided that him being a little smart ass was the way to go.
    He failed in my opinion. But then again, I hate the little F&*ker and completely agree with Seth!

  39. Emily C. says:

    When Douches Collide.

  40. Karen52 says:

    Taking the 19 year olds side here. Seth is getting on my nerves lately with his opinions on others. What, did he want Justin Beiber to act like I did when I met Johnny Depp? Umm no one wants to be that fool. Trust me.

  41. Trixielolo77 says:

    Since when has Bieber been shy? When he first met Usher he wasn’t shy at all, actually a bit pushy for a young kid, insisting to sing Usher’s own song to impress him. Bieber’s tweet was a lie yet convinces his musically underdeveloped fans that he genuinely wanted to meet Seth which in turn allows Bieber to appear as a victim. Oldest smart-ass trick in the book. Seth Rogan is a straight forward guy who slings no bullshit. Bieber on the other hand is just a kid who thinks he’s slick yet full of fakeness.

  42. snowflake says:

    what a punk, not paying for his rickshaw ride! he took the ride and then told the guy his picture is payment enough! what a douche! guess he knows he better hold on to his money since his career is going to be shortl-ived

  43. Joh says:

    So Seth plays a somewhat staid family man enraged by the stupidity and bad behavior of the young people next door at the frat house?
    Sounds like he IS promoting his new movie to me!

  44. Jayna says:

    He can keep on with the tattoos until his whole body is covered and acting out, but it is never going to make him an edgy artist taken seriously where guys actually attend his concerts and girls over the age of 16. He ought to focus on his music and the transition from teeny-bopper singer.