The 89th Academy Awards
Seth Rogen Explains Hatred of Justin Bieber
The "Neighbors" star tells Howard Stern that he met the Biebs just when "Bieber fever had just start spreading."
Back in January, when Justin Bieber was arrested on suspicion of DUI, Seth Rogen inspired the wrath of millions of Beliebers by tweeting, "All jokes aside, Justin Bieber is a piece of shit." The "Knocked Up" actor has stuck by his opinion, and earlier this week, Rogen fully explained why he has grown to hate the 20-year-old pop superstar during an appearance on "The Howard Stern Show."
"He's a good example of someone you meet, who you think you're going to hate, and then you get to hate him as much as you thought," Rogen said. "You meet him, and he lives up to every one of your expectations of how you hope he will be."
Rogen first met Bieber a few years ago -- back when "Bieber fever had just start spreading," according to Rogen -- at a German talk show, when someone approached the actor and asked if he wanted to meet the singer. "I was like, 'Sure, I'll meet him.' So I went outside to meet him and he was acting like I asked to meet HIM! It was very nonchalant, 'Yo man. What's up?' and I was like, 'What the fuck, I don't give a fuck about, I don't want to meet you. Don't act all nonplussed to meet me. I didn't want to meet you. I was totally cool not meeting you… But I was like, fine, I wouldn't have said anything, I was like, 'He's a bit of a motherfucker.'"
All jokes aside, Justin Bieber is a piece of shit.— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) January 23, 2014
Then, the two crossed paths again at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards, better known as the Night Bieber Brought a Boa Constrictor To An Awards Show. "He literally had a snake wrapped around his fucking wrist that he was wearing as a fucking accouterment and I was like, 'What the fuck?'" says Rogen. "And I talked to him for like five minutes and I remember just thinking, 'Fuck this kid.'"
When Rogen tweeted about Bieber following the DUI arrest, he did not expect to awaken the Belieber army (and its opponents). "It was a nonchalant tweet!" he says. "I was going into a meeting… and then I came out of the meeting, and it had been retweeted like 200,000 times!"