Seth Rogen has churned out a LOT of comedies over the past ten years, but even he admits that some of his jokes haven't aged as well as others!
Specifically, the 2007 comedy Superbad, which featured a few controversial jokes Rogen admitted border "on blatantly homophobic."
In a new interview with The Guardian to promote his new film Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, the 34-year-old noted that some jokes can grow less appropriate over time.
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Sitting alongside costar Chloe Moretz, he explained:
"It's funny looking at some movies we've made in the last 10 years under the lenses 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.'"
Speaking on the high school comedy, which he penned with writing partner Evan Goldberg when they were just teenagers, Rogen realized some of the dialogue glamorized homophobic language. He continued:
"There are probably some jokes in Superbad that are bordering on blatantly homophobic at times. 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."
As for Neighbors 2, the upcoming sequel has no shortage of dirty jokes — but Rogen said they also attempted to address issues like sexism in the Greek community, adding:
"The Greek system seems a little sexist. 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."
We couldn't agree more! Isn't it nice to see an artist grow?
Check out the full interview (below) and catch Neighbors 2 in theaters May 20!
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