Seth Rogen labelled 'privileged' after defending Los Angeles in tweets on crime

He's defended Los Angeles reputation

11/27/2021 2:20:00 PM

He's defended Los Angeles reputation

The star took part in a thread about car theft.

’s defence of Los Angeles as ‘lovely’ after a YouTube star branded it ‘a sh*thole’ following car break-ins has generated backlash as social media users branded the actor ‘privileged’.Content creator Casey Neistat took to Twitter to reveal his frustration over having his vehicles broken into in LA, writing: ‘So our cars got robbed this morning because Los Angeles is a crime riddled 3rd world sh*thole of a city but tremendous appreciation and gratitude to the hardworking officers at the @LAPDWestLA who not only arrested the mother**ker but they got all of our stolen goods back [sic].’

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Actor Seth, however, replied to Casey’s tweet to tell him he was ‘nuts’ to be negative about their shared hometown.‘Dude I’ve lived here for over 20 years,’ he wrote. ‘You’re nuts haha. It’s lovely here. Don’t leave anything valuable in it. It’s called living in a big city.’

The Lion King star’s response then riled up some fans, who labelled him ‘privileged’ and ‘out of touch’.‘Imagine being so rich and privileged you can afford not to be worried if your car gets broken into,’ commented one person, while another tweeted: ‘Must be nice to have this kind of privilege.’ headtopics.com

YouTuber Casey shared his upset over being a victim of crime (Picture: Twitter/Casey)Seth defended LA in response to Casey’s comments (Picture: Twitter/Sethrogen)The actor sparked backlash and a discussion with his replies (Picture: Getty)‘Ah, yes, the millionaire is not bothered, so the rest of us don’t bother as well. Check your bubble, Seth,’ was another response.

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As Casey and Seth engaged in a little back and forth, the 39-year-old actor revealed he’d had his car broken into ’15 or so times’ over the years, but he ‘never really felt violated’.Revealing the reason for this was that he ‘lived in West Hollywood for 20 years and parked on the street’, Seth added: ‘Also it sucks your sh*t was stolen but LA is not some sh*thole city. As far as big cities go it has a lot going for it.’

Imagine being so rich and privileged you can afford not to be worried if your car gets broken into— who wants to try next 🇨🇱 (@greencomulon)ah, yes, the millionaire is not bothered, so the rest of us don’t bother as well. Check your bubble, Seth

— The Tiger Dog (@TigerDogB)November 25, 2021Ah, celebrities. Claims that their ridiculous levels of wealth mean they’re completely out of touch are nonsense. After all, we all agree our car getting stolen as a big nothing. No financial conseqs to our lives at all. Just get another one, easy! It’s called “living in a city”! headtopics.com

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— rutheday99 (@rutheday99)November 25, 2021Others praised the actor for his defence of LA, with one commenting: ‘Well done. That guy can feel however he does—but it’s how he expresses it that p*sses me off.‘Say you feel violated. Don’t equate that to a city where 10mil ppl live & the ‘3rd world’ (a term wildly outdated itself) [sic].’

Acknowledging the heat his tweeting had given him, the Canadian performer then posted about his method for dealing with online criticism.‘A lot of people come at me and talk sh*t on Twitter hoping I’ll engage with them publicly and give them attention, but instead I DM them and tell them to go f*ck themselves privately,’ he wrote.

‘It’s a lot more fun.’Seth revealed how he likes to respond to criticism (Picture: Twitter/Sethrogen)The actor’s next big role is in Pam & Tommy (Picture: Hulu)

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