Seth Rogen is still facing backlash over his response to a YouTuber's experience with auto theft earlier this week. Days after he commented on the break-in, Seth's name continued trending on Twitter as users called out the actor's conspicuous privilege.
For those not already privy to the details of this social media exchange, here's what happened: Casey Neistat, who once operated a namesake YouTube channel that found huge success on the platform, tweeted Wednesday to inform followers that his family's "cars got robbed" somewhere in Los Angeles. People are now saying Seth downplayed the anecdote in his reply.
"Dude I've lived here for over 20 years. You're nuts haha," Seth wrote. "It's lovely here. Don't leave anything valuable [in the car]. It's called living in a big city."
@Casey @LAPDWestLA Dude I’ve lived here for over 20 years. You’re nuts haha. It’s lovely here. Don’t leave anything valuable in it. It’s called living in a big city.
Casey took issue with Seth's response. The YouTuber said he was angry and felt "violated," before explaining that decorations for his young daughter's birthday party were initially stolen from the vehicle.
@Sethrogen @LAPDWestLA i didn’t get any treats. he just took the decorations for my daughters 7th birthday party and left bloody hand prints. serious question; how did you get your car broken into 15 times?
It's definitely worth noting that, while burglaries are serious and — depending on their severity and the subject's financial standing — potentially devastating, the language that Casey used in his tweet didn't sit right with everyone.
Others felt it was Seth whose comments were out of touch. "Seth's right. It's no big deal," one user wrote. "Just have the valet bring around your other car and text your assistant to have the first one detailed."
@CathyYoung63 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.
"Imagine not being rich and someone breaking into your car," another added. "Then imagine celebrities saying it's not a big deal."
@Sethrogen @Casey imagine not being rich and someone breaking into your car. then imagine celebrities saying it’s not a Big Deal.