Seth Rogen Shares His Regrets Regarding Homophobic Remarks In His Early Films

Comedian Seth Rogen isn’t proud of homophobic jokes from movies like The 40-Year-Old Virgin.

He recently spoke to GQ about the infamous “Why you’re gay” scene from Judd Apatow’s 2005 sex comedy. The moment features two straight characters played by Rogen and Paul Rudd trading jabs about who’s gayer based on random stereotypes like “eating sourdough bread” and “liking Coldplay.”

But in 2019, the homophobic exchange from The 40-Year-Old Virgin isn’t holding up well.

Need a refresher on the scene in question? 

We’ve got you!

Just be prepared for some groan-inducing attempts at homophobic humor. 

Here’s what Rogen now says about the controversial scene.

“We do not want people to feel bad when they’re watching our movies. I’ve had people come up to me and be like, ‘That made me feel like sh*t when I was in the movie theater and everyone was laughing about that.”

“Like the ‘How I know you’re gay’ thing [from The 40-Year-Old Virgin], it’s something people have been like, ‘It’s not fun to be in the theater when people are laughing at that, knowing what they’re probably actually laughing at.’ And I don’t want anyone to have that experience watching our movies.”

Most accepted Rogen’s regret over the scene and praised him.

Others pushed back against criticism of The 40-Year-Old Virgin.

But regardless of his regret, some won’t forgive Rogen.

It’s important to hold people accountable for homophobia. But you’ve gotta respect Rogen for speaking up about The 40-Year-Old Virgin‘s outdated jokes.

Others have ignored their past (and present) homophobia and transphobia hoping everyone else will forget too or gotten defensive. Rogen is at least acknowledging his past and addressing why he feels it’s a problem (take note Kevin Hart).

But can we take a second to appreciate his shocking glow up??

We’re also loving this cute dog strolling the beach with Rogen.

Seth Rogen’s shutting down homophobic humor AND glowing up with the force of a thousand suns…I’d say everyone’s a winner in this situation.

Go off with that personal and emotional development, king!