Anyway, behold the terrible OUTRAGE of Rogen, via Vulture! Oh, and also, there is BONUS JUDD APATOW. Because Judd Apatow, when not defending himself from charges of sexism, likes to participate in the sexism of his friends. Because Judd Apatow is apparently that wormy little dude who is totally socially appropriate and non-sexist until he’s in the company of bigger dudes who have his back and will help him get away with it. Because look at this shit:
Judd Apatow kept his criticism polite, explaining that she was “probably was doing six hours of interviews and kissing everyone’s ass, and then just got tired and slipped a little bit.” Luckily, however, Apatow brought his furry avatar, Seth Rogen, along to say what he was really thinking.
“I didn’t slip and I was doing fucking interviews all day too,” said Rogen. “I didn’t say shit!” Then he sarcastically praised Heigl’s The Ugly Truth: “That [movie] looks like it really puts women on a pedestal in a beautiful way.” Apatow joined in a little: “I hear there’s a scene where she’s wearing underwear with a vibrator in it, so I’d have to see if that was uplifting for women.”
Apatow continued, “I feel sad that she hasn’t learned the lesson of her journey yet … [You’d think] at some point I’ll get a call saying ‘Sorry, I was tired … ‘ and then the call never comes.”
Yes, Apatow feels sorry for her. Isn’t it terrible that she hasn’t learned not to say that things are sexist in public? I mean, it is not as if Judd Apatow would not accept an apology from her. Truly, if only she would see the error of her ways and crawl back to Judd Apatow and repent of being one of the many people to point out the overwhelming sexism of Judd Apatow movies, Judd Apatow would welcome her with open arms. Although he would not give her more work, because although he keeps insane codependent multiple-film relationships with pretty much every dude he has ever worked with, the women show up in one movie and then go away forever unless he is married to them. Which is not sexist! NOT SEXIST AT ALL.
Anyway, it’s Rogen, as always, who brings his typical not-sexist and illuminating commentary to the table, and thereby raises the bar for all of us:
“I gotta say, it’s not like we’re the only people she said some batshit crazy things about. That’s kind of her bag now.”
Hey, remember when Rogen responded to the creators of Entourage (again: what?) and their accusations of misogyny by saying that they were “morons” and “assholes”? Note how this differs when the accuser is a woman. If a guy says it, it’s an insult, and must be responded to in an appropriately macho manner. If a girl says it, it’s beneath contempt. It invites pity. It just means that she’s insane. Because it’s not like women, being targets of misogyny, would know what it looks like or anything. No, they’re just hysterical, the poor little things.
Thank God for Seth Rogen, disproving his own misogyny once and for all.
(PS: To folks who are asking me about “The Ugly Truth”: Yes, I saw it. Yes, it’s terrible. Hopefully you will hear what I have to say about it next week.)