Seth Rogen slammed for ‘privileged’ response to LA crime

Twitter users are criticizing Seth Rogen for being too “privileged” to care about LA crime after his responses to a vlogger’s tweet when a thief broke into his car.

“Dude I’ve lived here for over 20 years,” Rogen tweeted to LA vlogger Casey Neistat. “You’re nuts haha. It’s lovely here. Don’t leave anything valuable in it. It’s called living in a big city.”

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Casey Neistat had tweeted that his car had been broken into, expressing anger and frustration at the situation, as well as gratitude to the LAPD who arrested the suspect.

“so our cars got robbed this morning because Los Angeles is a crime riddled 3rd world shithole of a city but tremendous appreciation and gratitude to the hardworking officers at the @LAPDWestLA who not only arrested the motherfucker but they got all of our stolen goods back,” Neistat tweeted on Wednesday.

Neistat commented that he felt “so violated.”

“You can be mad but I guess I don’t personally view my car as an extension of myself and I’ve never really felt violated any of the 15 or so times my car was broken in to. Once a guy accidentally left a cool knife in my car so if it keeps happening you might get a little treat,” Rogen responded.

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Not only are Rogen’s responses not going over well with Neistat, other users on Twitter aren’t thrilled either. They aren’t mincing words about Rogen’s responses, accusing him of being “privileged” enough that he can afford to brush off theft and other crimes.

“You know, people talk about how this or that statement embodies “privilege,” and 95% of the time it’s total bullshit, but this… yeah,” commented Cathy Young.

“Seth’s right. It’s no big deal. Just have the valet bring around your other car and text your assistant to have the first one detailed,” John A. Boudet suggested sarcastically. 

“imagine not being rich and someone breaking into your car. then imagine celebrities saying it’s not a Big Deal,” commented one person.

While Neistat has an ample net worth himself – $16 million – Rogen far surpasses him with a net worth of $80 million.

“HAHAHAHA I wish I could live such a carefree existence,” one Twitter user commented.

Los Angeles crime rates are 22% higher than the national average, and you have a 1 in 35 chance of becoming the victim of crime in the city. Violent crimes are particularly high in L.A. – 86% higher than the national average. During COVID-ravaged 2020, there were over 350 murders in L.A., a 38% increase from 2019.

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L.A.’s Democrat mayor, Eric Garcetti, has faced mass criticism for embracing the city council’s response last year to the death of George Floyd by cutting the LAPD’s budget and reducing the size of the police force.