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Seth Rogen claims 'tens of thousands of white supremacists' were 'pissed off' by his new 'Santa Inc.' series. Well, critics hate his 'televised lump of coal' too.
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Seth Rogen claims 'tens of thousands of white supremacists' were 'pissed off' by his new 'Santa Inc.' series. Well, critics hate his 'televised lump of coal' too.

Outspoken, pot-smokin' actor Seth Rogen has been on a roll of late, so to speak.

Besides making headlines this week for smoking "a ton of weed" before attending a televised Adele concert, Rogen got pummeled as a "champagne socialist" late last month after downplaying the brazen crime happening in Los Angeles — just like a good leftist does.

And now, Rogen apparently is seeing "white supremacists" — lots of them. "Tens of thousands" of the pesky buggers, in fact.

Say what?

See, Rogen's new "Santa Inc." animated series is out — he and comedian Sarah Silverman lend their voices to it — and it seems Rogen now has white supremacists on the brain:

"We really pissed off tens of thousands of white supremacists with our new show #SantaInc which is now available on HBOMAX!" Rogen tweeted Thursday, adding "(Please read the responses to this tweet for confirmation)."

One might wonder — is Seth projecting or deflecting?

As in, does he figure that shining a spotlight on make-believe white supremacists will take the focus off the fact that the make-believe series he's in — full of decidedly adult themes (just in time for Christmas) — is getting pretty bad reviews?

'Televised lump of coal'

The headline of Variety's review accused "Santa Inc." of "misguided raunchiness." Reviewer Daniel D'Addario added that it's "dour and heavy, a televised lump of coal."

"When the show displays a visual wit or a loopy joy with wordplay, it makes it feel all the more like a waste of energy that it, elsewhere, depicts Mrs. Claus dancing on a candy-cane stripper pole," D'Addario adds. "That doesn’t say anything, really; it just suggests a readiness to provoke."

'Lowest rated TV series ever'

Not to be outdone, the Cult MTL review headline says "Santa Inc." is the "lowest rated TV series ever."

That'll put a dent in anybody's joint.

"Almost all of the show’s user reviews on IMDb are 1 out of 10, and, while most are very harsh, are overall very entertaining to read," the review adds. "Ranging from 'A Pile Of S**t' to 'Possibly the worst show ever made' to 'Cancelled my HBO Max' — it’s possible that, as one review points out, the only positive to be taken away is that all the extremely low reviews are a "sign that people aren’t idiots.'"

'Proudly crude and immature'

The Hollywood Reporter was a little kinder with its verdict, saying "Santa Inc." is "proudly crude and immature without wholly abandoning the holiday spirit." However, it adds that "often that immaturity comes at the expense of Santa Inc. ever being nearly as subversive as it thinks it is, but I’m not sure anybody involved here is likely to take my wish that the series were a bit smarter and maybe a hair more refined seriously."

How did folks react to Rogen's 'white supremacists' claim?

As you might expect, Twitter users took Rogen to task for calling out "white supremacists" instead of just taking the proverbial "L" like a man:

  • "Have you considered the audience rating isn't based on white supremacy, and that maybe~ it's actually just not that good?" one user asked.
  • "Maybe it’s just s**t," another commenter posed. "Why isn’t that an option?"
  • "I love how all critics can just be shoved aside by calling people Nazis," another user noticed. "What a convienent shield for your creative decline."
  • "Dude, you cannot just define 'white supremacists' as 'people that don't like my sh**ty movie,'" another commenter said. "People are tired of: 'Christmas bad!' 'America bad!' 'White people bad!' Get some new material."

(H/T: The Post Millennial)

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Dave Urbanski

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