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Outraged, I tell you! And do you want to know why?

Because people (specifically, the people who write the show Entourage, which – what?) are calling him misogynist! And it is TERRIBLE. Also, they seem to have noticed that he is a lot more regular-looking than basically any of the ladies who play his girlfriends in the movies? Behold Seth Rogen’s OUTRAGE, via Vulture:

“Yeah, those guys are assholes. I actually ran into Matt … Kevin Dillon in a Starbucks. And he’s like ‘You know, I’ve got to kind of apologize because apparently the guy who created our show doesn’t like you so much.’ And I said ‘Well, I have reason to believe because I think [showrunner] Doug Ellin is a moron from all I can understand so it makes sense he doesn’t like me.’ And I’ve kind of said some disparaging things about the show. Although in our defense, [producer] Mark Wahlberg called us misogynistic in an interview, so I think they kind of started that … It’s on. Luckily I never have and never plan on watching Entourage.”

Um, OK. I kind of doubt Mark Wahlberg “started” the practice of calling Apatow movies misogynist, actually! But, whatever. The point is that Seth Rogen is outraged – OUTRAGED – at the allegation that his movies are kind of sexist and the ladies in them are prettier than the dudes.

For my next trick, I’ll call John McCain old and Republican. CONTROVERSY!


  1. laureney wrote:

    I never realized that Entourage was, like, super-feminist or whatever (maybe because more than half of the dialogue revolves around getting nameless, one-dimensional groupies in bed. What? Crazy!) …But, I guess, good for them?

    Tuesday, July 21, 2009 at 4:18 pm | Permalink
  2. maevele wrote:

    it's kinda bad when a show that has NO WOMEN MAJOR CHARACTERS CALLS YOU SEXIST.

    Tuesday, July 21, 2009 at 4:29 pm | Permalink
  3. julian wrote:

    Seth Rogan=dumb.

    Mark Wahlberg=my hero. I like him even more knowing he can correctly use the word "misogynist." (I actually did not know he had anything to do with Entourage. Now I want to watch it. Because I am a total Marky Mark fangirl.)

    Tuesday, July 21, 2009 at 5:05 pm | Permalink
  4. Judith wrote:

    When Seth Rogen says "it's on", that totally means they're going to be competing to make movies with the most well-rounded female characters and the fewest sexist stereotypes, right?


    Wednesday, July 22, 2009 at 1:43 am | Permalink
  5. CaitieCat wrote:

    Wow. I imagine the epistolary version:

    Mr. Pot? Hello, I've called to inform you I'd noticed you've taken on a certain darkish tinge.

    No love,
    Mr. Kettle.

    Wednesday, July 22, 2009 at 5:40 am | Permalink
  6. snobographer wrote:

    I read this thinking wow maybe I need to start watching Entourage, because the people who make the show apparently are aware that misogyny exists and that it's not a good thing, which unfortunately seems rather unusual in the entertainment industry. Then laureney and maevele reminded me what turned me off to the show in the first place.
    You know what I don't get though? I've seen this lots of times before where a dude will be pretty bald-facedly misogynist – rape jokes, slurs, day-to-day sexist exclusion, etc. – and then get all pissed off when someone says hey you know what that's pretty misogynist. What the hell is that all about anyway? It's like if I went throwing around a lot of racist/antisemitic/homophobic slurs and stereotypes all the time and then got all pissy when someone said I was racist or antisemitic or homophobic. Remember the O&A rape scene brou-ha-ha? Rogen said he was "thrilled" by the "controversy." What did this dumbass think the word "controversy" meant anyway?

    Wednesday, July 22, 2009 at 12:35 pm | Permalink
  7. Deana wrote:

    snobographer – you have to remember that objectifying women and making jokes about how all we talk about is shoes, boys, and shoes again! (amirite!?!?) as well as getting us drunk so we will 'give in' to sex easier isn't misogynistic. It's HARDWIRED. It's just – chuckle, chuckle – the Way. Things. Are.

    So Seth boning away "with" an unconscious woman and his believing that man-children deserve woman-mommy's isn't something he recognizes as woman-hating. (I'm sure he LOVES the ladies!) In this way, calling him out on it doesn't work bc he'd have to change his whole mindset to even see it. And that takes too much darn work.

    Wednesday, July 22, 2009 at 12:56 pm | Permalink
  8. laureney wrote:

    It's like "Hey! I don't go around actively raping women (outside of movies) and I think they should be allowed to have jobs and wear pants and stuff, so therefore I am a super-duper awesome guy who is totally not sexist at all! Jobs! Pants! I'm great!" As though that alone is worthy of accolades, and makes it okay for someone to make rape jokes, etc. because he is such a progressive, supportive guy.

    I get in this same argument with my S.O. all the f-ing time! It drives me crazy!

    Also, I'll take this "bro-down" seriously when Mark Wahlberg announces that the next season of Entourage will be a deconstruction of the commodification of women in mainstream cinema…

    I'll wait.

    Wednesday, July 22, 2009 at 2:25 pm | Permalink
  9. berryblade wrote:

    I'm not going to crack a bottle of bubbly just yet.

    If I ever got a chance, I would spit right in Seth Rogen's eye. Right in the fucking eye. With lemon juice in my mouth.

    Wednesday, July 22, 2009 at 8:37 pm | Permalink
  10. Sabertooth Screaming Lemur wrote:

    I have this shirt that has Foamy the Squirrel on it, saying "I hope you choke on a biscotti". Seth Rogan (Apatow too!) should perhaps take that as a suggestion.
    Shall we compare them to a Summer's Eve?

    Thursday, July 23, 2009 at 9:13 am | Permalink
  11. Helen wrote:

    And I said 'Well, I have reason to believe because I think [showrunner] Doug Ellin is a moron from all I can understand so it makes sense he doesn't like me.'

    Heh, that is exactly the kind of junior-high-school Crushing Retort that one of his film characters would make.

    Friday, July 24, 2009 at 2:13 am | Permalink
  12. oriniwen wrote:

    I'm just going to go around saying "Jobs! Pants! I'm great!" today. I'm sorry for stealing yor words, laureney, but I really really need the laugh and you brought it to me today!

    Friday, July 24, 2009 at 10:13 am | Permalink
  13. snobographer wrote:

    Also, I checked the NY Mag blog post and apparently the makers of Entourage are a bunch of lame-ohs because Seth Rogen hasn't acted across a ridiculously out-of-his-league female love interest in almost two years! So I take it that device is dead and gone? Hooray! Is Heather Matarazzo going to be the new go-to romantic leading lady now? Because she's about as superficially attractive as anyone in Apatow's stable of man-children.

    Friday, July 24, 2009 at 2:11 pm | Permalink