Shots Fired: Seth Rogen Criticizes Chris Brown, the Grammys
This weekend, Seth Rogen joined the growing ranks of Chris Brown critics. Hosting the Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday (Feb. 25), the comedian was certainly riskier than Billy Crystal at last night's Oscars, the award show Rogen compared to the Grammys telecast two weeks ago.
"You say a few hateful things, they don't let you within a few hundred yards of the Oscars," Rogen said, referring to Oscar producer Brett Ratner's firing over derogatory gay comments. "You can literally beat the shit out of a nominee and they'll ask you to perform twice at the Grammys," he said, referring to -- but of course -- Chris Brown. Watch Rogen's opening speech below (with Brown disses coming 5:30 into the speech).
Rogen's joke doesn't reflect an uncommon reaction to what appeared to be the Grammys' open-armed celebration of Brown, just three years after he violently beat then-girlfriend Rihanna. Last week, however, Rihanna showed that she has forgiven her former abuser, collaborating with him on two remixes. Over the weekend, Rih took to Twitter to single out a fan who criticized her decision to collaborate with Brown again. Neither Chris Brown nor Rihanna have acknowledged Rogen's diss via their preferred communication channel, their respective Twitter accounts.
We have a feeling Breezy won't be attending any Judd Apatow premieres anytime soon.