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Seth Rogen Regrets That Some ‘Superbad’ Jokes Were ‘Blatantly Homophobic’

Seth Rogen Regrets That Some 'Superbad' Jokes Were 'Blatantly Homophobic'

Seth Rogen looked back at a handful of his past films and regrets some of the decisions that were made, including the jokes that were “blatantly homophobic” in his 2007 film “Superbad.”

“It’s funny looking at some movies we’ve made in the last 10 years under the lens of new eras, new social consciousness. There’s for sure some stuff in our earlier movies — and even in our more recent movies — where even like a year later you’re like, ‘Eh, maybe that wasn’t the greatest idea,'” the actor told The Guardian while promoting his latest comedy “Neighbors 2.” 

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“There are probably some jokes in ‘Superbad’ that are bordering on blatantly homophobic at times,” admitted Rogen. “They’re all in the voice of high school kids, who do speak like that, [but] I think we’d also be silly not to acknowledge that we also were, to some degree, glamorizing that type of language in a lot of ways.”

Rogen also notes that in his new movie, starring Rose Bryne and Zac Efron, they also discuss the topic of sexism.

“The Greek system seems a little sexist,” he shared. “The sheer fact that the women and the men don’t have equal rights and opportunities I think by definition makes it sexist, so that’s something we talked a lot about while we were making the movie.”

“Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising” also stars Chloë Grace Moretz, Selena Gomez, and Dave Franco, and opens in theaters on May 20. 

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