On Wednesday, YouTuber Casey Neistat lamented that Los Angeles is a “crime-riddled 3rd world shithole” after his cars got broken into, prompting Rogen’s rather unsympathetic response.
“So our cars got robbed this morning because Los Angeles is a crime-riddled 3rd world shithole of a city but tremendous appreciation and gratitude to the hardworking officers at the [LAPD West LA] who not only arrested the motherfucker but they got all of our stolen goods back,” tweeted Neistat.
“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,” Seth Rogen replied.
Rogen, whose net worth is estimated at $80 million and who has probably lived in the upscale parts of Los Angeles for several years, then joked that getting robbed can lead to some exciting new treats.
“I can still be mad tho right? feel so violated,” responded Neistat.
“You can be mad but I guess I don’t personally view my car as an extension of myself and I’ve never really felt violated any of the 15 or so times my car was broken into,” replied Rogen. “Once a guy accidentally left a cool knife in my car so if it keeps happening you might get a little treat.”
Rogen then noted that he lived in West Hollywood for 20 years and parked on the street, which prompted an alleged former neighbor of his to explain how bad crime has escalated in the area.
“It sucks your shit was stolen but LA is not some shithole city. As far as big cities go it has a lot going for it,” said Rogen.
“Dude, I used to live next to you & see you all the time when I was at the coffee shop next to the pet store… it’s gotten 100x worse this past year, every night this week there’s been a stabbing or murder on fairfax between Santa Monica & Beverly, it doesn’t stop at car break-ins,” said the Twitter user.
“Over 100 follow-home robberies this month on Melrose,” the user added. “Also, much love for you both but check your priv dude…’it’s just stuff’ is a cute thing millionaires say when they forget how hard others have to work to pay for a car or camera that’s livelihood is stolen out of a car, etc.”
Another user, Katherine Brodsky, called out Rogen for flaunting his privilege.
Earlier this year, Rogen joined the ranks of left-wing comedians denying the existence of cancel culture, going so far to say that comedians should change with the times.
“To me when I see comedians complaining about this kind of thing, I don’t understand what they’re complaining about. If you’ve made a joke that’s aged terribly, accept it. And if you don’t think it’s aged terribly, then say that,” he said.