Actor Seth Rogen has been criticized for his ‘privileged’ comment after he shook off Los Angeles YouTuber Casey Neistat, who tweeted that his car had been robbed, referring to the crime as ‘part of ‘life in a big city’ .
Neistat, 40, who was a prominent YouTuber in New York before moving to the West Coast, took to Twitter on Wednesday to tell his followers that “our cars have been robbed,” accusing the city of creating a “crime-ridden third world.” to be. an entire city.’
This caught the attention of Rogan, 39, who responded to the tweet, saying: ‘Dude, I’ve lived here for over 20 years. you are crazy haha. It’s lovely here. Don’t leave anything valuable in it. That’s called living in a big city.’
Neistat later reported that his seven-year-old daughter’s birthday party decorations had been stolen from his car and that the looter left “bloody handprints” on his vehicle. It is not clear what caused the looter to bleed.
Rogen called Neistat “crazy” before telling him “it’s wonderful” in life in LA, despite rising crime rates and a series of recent looting of luxury stores in the area.
The YouTube personality called LA a “crime riddled 3rd world s**thole of a city,” which didn’t sit well with Rogen, who has lived in the city for over 20 years
Actor Seth Rogen, 39, caught on Twitter after YouTuber Casey Neistat fired for having his car robbed
The pair had a lengthy exchange on Twitter
The YouTuber – who was worth $16 million according to Wealthy Gorilla – jokingly asked the Neighbors actor if he “can still be mad” before saying he felt “so violated.”
Rogen replied, “You can be mad, but I guess I don’t personally consider my car an extension of myself and I’ve never really felt attacked in the 15 or so times my car has been broken into.” One time, a guy accidentally left a cool knife in my car, so if it keeps happening, you might get a little treat.”
The funny guy – who is estimated to be worth $80 million according to celebritynetworth.com – stood out not only to the influencer himself, but also to the fans for his “privileged” comment.
Neistat called the actor and said he was “not getting any treats.”
Twitter user Cathy Young, called, wrote: “You know, people talk about how this or that statement embodies ‘privilege’, and 95% of the time it’s total bulls***, but this… yeah.”
Another Twitter user wrote, “HAHAHAHA I wish I could have such a carefree existence,” in response to Rogen not seeing his car as an “extension of myself.”
Others encouraged him to “cancel” the actor, while others pointed to his immense wealth.
Rogen (pictured at the Vulture Festival earlier this month) also admitted his car had been broken into at least 15 times since living in the city, telling Neistat to “leave nothing of value in it.”
Daily Caller reporter Dylan Housman mentioned Rogen’s wealth: “Multi-millionaire celebrity explains why breaking into your car isn’t a bad thing and you just have to get over it.”
Writer Katherine Brodsky also noted Rogen’s insensitive remark, writing, “It may not be such a big deal for someone of enormous wealth, but it sure is for someone who is having a hard time.”
Others called it a “bad attempt” as crime, especially aggravated assault and burglary, is on the rise in major cities.
“Bad move,” one wrote. “It’s called living in a big city” shouldn’t be used to ignore the increase in crime.”
It seems that not everyone was against Rogen’s “privileged” comment.
User Kristen McPike commented on how she “stole her car in Hollywood” and “sometimes you just have to get on with it.”
“Had my car stolen in Hollywood. They found it in Inglewood a few days later,” she wrote. “Someone took it for a fun ride to a Rams game. LA is always just one big adventure. Sometimes you just have to get on with it.’
The star didn’t let the hate sink in too much, as he wrote on Wednesday: “A lot of people come up to me and talk about s**T on Twitter in the hopes that I will interact with them publicly and give them attention. , but instead I DM them and tell them to fuck themselves in private. It’s much more fun.’
However, Neistat didn’t let go of Rogen revealing that he had been robbed 15 or more times, asking, “Serious question; how did you have your car broken into 15 times?’
Rogen replied, “I’ve lived in West Hollywood and parked on the street for 20 years.”
Rogen got a lot of hate for his “privileged” comment, with many exclaiming his immense wealth. The actor is estimated to be worth $80 million
More than 10,000 break-ins have occurred in Los Angeles since early 2021, and motor vehicle thefts have increased by nearly 10 percent. LAPD chief Michel Moore said the increase in robberies is due to the availability of handguns.
“The number of pistols on the street today — you’d probably have to go back at least a decade or more to find this level,” Moore said.
Murder, rape and aggravated assault also occur in Los Angeles.
Other cities such as New York and Chicago are also experiencing an increase in violent crime.
On Wednesday, a looting gang targeted an LA Nordstrom for Thanksgiving, made off with eight luxury handbags and assaulted a cop — the latest in a series of smash-and-grab raids to plague California.
Five people, one in an orange wig, entered the open store in Canoga Park shortly before 7 p.m. Wednesday and sprayed a guard with “some kind of chemical” in front of terrified shoppers, police said.
The thieves ran and managed to escape with handbags worth thousands of dollars, despite multiple police cruisers, fire trucks and ambulances responding to the raid.
It is the eighth robbery in California in the past week in which thieves have stolen tens of thousands of dollars worth of luxury goods amid soft theft laws in the Democrat-run state.
In July, LA cut $150 million in LAPD’s budget after George Floyd’s death. The city funneled the money to social services, the Los Angeles Times reported.
In August, the LAPD reported it had 300 job openings and about 500 fewer officers than the year before, the Los Angeles Daily News reported. Police are still looking for 94 job openings, Moore said.
As of Wednesday, however, the LAPD will receive a $213 million increase in their budget next year, which would likely increase staffing levels, the Los Angeles Times reported.