Seth Rogen tells the All Lives Matter a-holes to F off and not watch his movies

Seth Rogen posted the above post to his IG page on Monday. I love its simplicity. Like Seth, I cannot, for the life of me, understand how people can argue with that statement. But people do, they call it racist and exclusionary. The worst offenders might be those that ‘remind’ (or correct) those standing with BLM that All Lives Matter. I’m sure many of us have tried in vain to explain the inappropriateness of ALM language in a discussion about Black people being killed without repercussions. Seth, however, found a way to respond to ALMers that was, at the very least, cathartic. After countless commenters couldn’t help themselves and left their ALM mumbo jumbo in his comments, Seth took the time to tell each one to F*** Off.

Every fan who thought Seth Rogen was just the bumbling pothead in every comedy learned their lesson on Monday. The actor didn’t come to play when he blasted commenters on social media for criticizing his support of Black Lives Matter and protestors speaking out against George Floyd’s death.

Rogen first made that clear with his Instagram post bearing the BLM logo. “If this is a remotely controversial statement to you, feel free to unfollow me,” he captioned the image.

When commenters began responding with #AllLivesMatter and other criticisms, Rogen went off even more. His responses ranged from “leave me alone” to “$3s^#@” and people were here for it.

“F— off. You don’t deserve my movies anymore. Stop watching my s—,” Rogen responded to one user who disparaged the protests.

Rogen showed just how versatile the f-word is, telling one commenter, “shut the f— up,” another “f— off,” and a third person “eat s— and f— you.”

[From Entertainment Weekly]

A lot of people on Twitter posted screen caps of Seth’s responses, like Karamo, if you want to read them unedited. My personal favorite, beside the succinct F U, is when he told the commenter they didn’t deserve his movies. In general, I encourage folks not to engage with trolls, but I think Seth was right to hammer it home. His mission was clear, agree with this statement or unfollow. He didn’t even include a GFY in his initial comments. So if these people are incapable of following a simple request, they deserve to be met with simple shame, not that I believe they can feel shame.

It’s worth noting that Seth is the latest to firebomb ALM trolls with GTFO orders. Last week, John Boyega proclaimed on his social media that he “really f***ing hates racists.” Again, to me, that reads like a perfectly valid comment. But people flooded into his comments, telling John, a Black man, he didn’t mean ‘hate’ and that people can be racists to whites as well. John had no time for any of it and responded with “I said what I said. Speak for yourself at all times x.” He followed that up on his IG stories to reiterate that he is fully aware of what he said and meant every word. (It’s also worth noting the different language used in covering John’s comments vs. Seth’s by media outlets.) Billie Eillish posted a powerful statement directly addressing ALMers that was a bit wordier than Seth’s statement above but had the general theme of F*** You throughout. Pink was so impressed with Billie’s comments she reposted it, in its entirety, begging people to challenge her, which they did and to whom she responded, “You are the epitome of white privilege and the saddest part is that you don’t even hear yourself and probably never will.” Translation: Eff you. I’d rather listen to a full day of someone telling ALMers to Eff You than listen people without a morsel of understanding of the Black experience try to argue about bad apples, or, as Dr. Charles McKinney termed it, atticusing.



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  1. TQ says:

    Yeah, All Lives Matter trolls deserve the harsh clap back. Eff that BS.

    And am loving Atticusing. Great term. Will be incorporating that on the regular.

    • lemonylips says:

      Atticusing – yes. It’s so on point. Also, I’m not a fan of Seth’s films but I do like him.

    • smcollins says:

      I’d never heard the term until now but I love it. That’s a perfect descriptor for, example, the meme my father posted on Facebook of a white cop hanging out with the young Black children in the neighborhood he serves, stating how he regularly brings them snacks and plays with them, as if to say “Racism? What racism? There’s no racism here.” No, not all cops are racist murders, but that’s not the point! It’s so infuriating.
      And, oh yeah…all the ALMers can GFT

  2. Lara says:

    I’m really glad you covered the difference in reporting between John and Seth.

    I follow ‘nice’ people on twitter but I looked just a little deeper and the stuff being said on posts about black lives matter was so horrendous. People really are so ignorant and hateful (white people).

    • Otaku fairy says:

      Agreed. That difference in reporting subtly points to how voices of those on the outside can become preferred. A white person’s speaking out shouldn’t be seen as more legitimizing, or as a trustworthy and selfless/heroic alternative to someone who actually experiences racism speaking out. Good on Seth Rogan and John Boyega both for not coddling the All Lives Matters crowd. It’s nice to hear no hedging in what John Boyega said too.

  3. Gutterflower says:

    My coworker came to work yesterday spewing about ALL lives matter and that HER life mattered yada yada. I got so frustrated explaining to her how thats like goin to a bday party and whining but what about me!
    And then I tried the house on fire analogy.
    So irritating. “We all matter”
    Yes we do, of course, but we are NOT all oppressed and its selfish to shift the focus from the situation.
    I still don’t think I got through to her.

    • Joanna says:

      Yes, that’s it! Why can’t some people understand that? Saying all lives matter is BS. It’s not all lives getting killed by cops, it’s black lives. Saying all lives matter makes it all about us.

    • Lady Keller says:

      I’ve seen a few first nations people come out and say all lives matter, our lives matter too. And I get it. Here in Canada we have an abysmal history of dismissing the lives of native peoples. They have every right. Their lives matter too, and the people in Canada who are marching for, posting about, and protesting black lives should think about ourselves and our own current system of racism and suppression.

      But yeah, if I hear one more white person cry salty white tears about how all lives matter, so help me God……

      • ME says:

        Hey Indigenous people have the right to complain about anything and everything. Canada has treated them like sh*t and still continues to treat them like sh*t to this day. So many must have been side-eyeing JT yesterday. Like dude sort out the long racist history in YOUR own country first !

  4. Veruca Salty says:

    The point of #BlackLivesMatter is that black people are tired of being treated like their lives don’t matter. BLM isn’t about anti-intersectionality, it’s the start of a larger conversation. People that don’t get it are not critical thinkers and can’t see the forest beyond the trees.

    Yes, all lives matter. But not all lives are being put at risk every day simply because of the color of your skin. Nobody is saying your life doesn’t matter. They’re simply saying other people’s lives are at more of a risk so people should be more aware of what’s happening in the world. Thinking BLM = your life not mattering is STUPID. Your life matters but it’s not being put at risk because of the color of your skin. Put away the all lives matter bullshit and stand up for the people that are ACTUALLY IN DANGER AND AT HIGHER RISK. IT’S NOT THAT HARD.

    • Otaku fairy says:


      • Sankay says:

        White peoples are so insecure and need to make it all about them and I say that as a white woman.

      • ME says:

        @ Sankay

        It’s mostly because they believe America belongs to them and anyone who isn’t White should be thanking them for “allowing” them into their country. “Sit down and shut up or else I’ll send you back”. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had White people say “go back to where you came from”. By the way I live in Canada…a country that likes to pretend racism doesn’t exist. At least America owns their sh*t.

  5. Loreen says:

    Wonder if the All Lives Matters people are the same idiots who Not All Men everything

    • Katrine Troelsen says:

      Definately the same type. The type who responds to every horrible rape story with “BUT MY FRIEND WAS CHARGED WITH RAPE BUT HE DIDNT DO IT SO WHAT DO U THINK ABOUT THAT”

      So many morons out there

  6. Nev says:

    Go on Seth.

  7. ME says:

    Why does the BLM movement bother so many White people? The movement isn’t saying “only Black lives matter”. What it is saying is “Black lives matter too”. My God, some White folks are so damn fragile. Good thing you were born White, because with that fragility you’d never make it as a POC.

  8. Snazzy says:

    I love you Seth. You can make a vase for me any time

  9. kimberlu says:

    really glad I deleted Twitter and Facebook years ago…I think I would get pissed off daily if hadn’t….

  10. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    There are white people, a very large percentage, who will never get BLM. Never. They’re incapable of removing themselves from the conversation. “How am I to blame?” “I had nothing to do with black history.” “I have black friends.” They can’t wrap minds around large issues, because that’s hard. Having a conversation about everyone else except them is inconceivable. Their tiny brains can’t handle a movement that doesn’t include them, praise them, thank them, illustrate a need for them. The irony is that they’re needed. Society needs them to step up and fight to educate people within their race to open their minds and truly digest the fabric of racism. Not white lives. Black lives. But they can’t do it. I swear to God I’ve seen it over and over and over. They can’t step outside the box surrounding them. But you can be damn sure they’ll pop out of it, hop on top to shout about all lives matter. And when confronted, they jump back into their box patting themselves on the back. For what I have no idea. It’s insanity. Stupid, selfish, incorrigible insanity.

    • Cacec04 says:

      I think for some who have this issue they’re problem is they’re incapable of not having things be about them, but I think for others it stems from the idea of “not everything is about race.” They look at these incidents as individual and not systemic. But I guess if they acknowledge it’s systemic then they have to acknowledge they’re a part of that system… so it boils back down to them and you’re right. 😊

  11. Leigh_S says:

    Hell, I started following Seth on IG for the first time yesterday specifically BECAUSE he put the ALM people on blast. I’ve never liked him more than right now.

    Same with John Boyega

  12. Katie says:

    I posted a response sharing an article on a “friends” Facebook page regarding what BLM is about. I thought I did it in a respectful manner and within 10 minutes I was blocked. This is an individual that I was in a car accident with, we almost died together and within 10 minutes she removed me, a different voice from her life. This is what black people experience every day, a complete dismissal and an unwillingness to have someone listen to and hear them. This is what we with white privileged must do, continue to raise up their voices (and to clarify I don’t mean to speak for them, I mean elevate their voice) because this world is accepting of shutting out any opinion different from theirs.

  13. Becks says:

    I have been following Seth on IG for years and he is a chill dude who likes to smoke out and make pottery. I really like him, also his puppy, who he really loves, is identical to mine 🙂
    I am so glad he took the time to tell all those trolls to f@ck off! This just made me like him even more!