Actor Seth Rogen came under fire for his “highlighted” comment after he ignored Los Angeles YouTuber Casey Neistat, who tweeted about his car being burgled, citing the crime as “part of ‘big city living’.”
Neistat, 40, who used to be a high-profile YouTuber in New York before moving to the West Coast, took to Twitter on Wednesday to tell his followers that ‘our cars have been stolen’ and blamed the city for being a ‘crime-filled Third World’ ** city.
This caught the attention of Rogan, 39, who responded to the tweet saying: ‘I’ve lived here for over 20 years. You’re crazy haha. It is beautiful here. Don’t leave anything of value in it. It’s called living in a big city.
Neistat later reported that his seven-year-old daughter’s birthday party decorations had been stolen from his car and that the thief had left “blood-stained handprints” on his car. It is not clear what caused the robber to bleed.
Rogen called Neistat “nuts” before telling him he’s “beautiful” to living life in Los Angeles, despite high crime rates and a recent spate of luxury store looting across the area.
The character on YouTube described Los Angeles as a “third world crime ** city loophole,” which didn’t get along well with Rogen, who has lived in the city for more than 20 years.
Actor Seth Rogen, 39, took to Twitter after he was fired from YouTuber Casey Neistat, who had his car stolen.
The couple exchanged at length on Twitter
The YouTuber — who was valued at $16 million, according to Wealthy Gorilla — joked the neighbor’s rep if he was “still pissed off” before saying he felt “extremely violated”.
Rogen replied, “You could be crazy but I don’t think I personally see my car as an extension of myself, and I’ve never felt violated any of the 15 or so times my car was broken. Once upon a time someone accidentally left a cold knife in my car so if this keeps happening you might get a little bit of a bonus.
The funny man – who has an estimated fortune of $80 million, according to celebritynetworth.com – was arrested, not only by the influencer himself, but also by fans alike for his “special” comment.
Neistat called out the actor, saying he “didn’t get any rewards.”
Twitter user Cathy Young, who contacted her, wrote: “You know, people talk about how this or that statement exemplifies ‘privilege’, and 95% of the time it’s bulls***, but that’s…yes.”
Another Twitter user wrote: “HAHAHAHA I HOPE to live a carefree life,” in response to Rogen’s not seeing his car as an “extension of myself.”
Others encouraged the actor’s “cancellation” while others pointed to his enormous wealth.
Rogen (who was photographed at the Eagle Festival earlier this month) also admitted that he’s had his car broken into at least 15 times since he lived in the city and told Neistat not to “leave anything of value in it.”
Rogen also said he enjoys private messages that hate haters
Dylan Houseman, a reporter for the Daily Caller, spoke of Rogen’s fortune: “The celebrity multimillionaire explains why breaking into your car isn’t a big deal and you should get over it.”
Writer Catherine Brodsky also called out Rogen’s insensitive comment, writing, “It might not be a huge deal for someone with enormous wealth, but it sure is for someone who is struggling.”
Others described it as a “bad thing” as crime, especially assault and burglary, is on the rise throughout major cities.
One wrote, “Bad shot.” The phrase “it’s called living in a big city” should not be used to dismiss high crime rates.
Not all of them seemed to be against Rogen’s “distinguished” comment.
User Kristen McBayk noted how her car had been “stolen in Hollywood” and “sometimes you have to roll with it.”
If my car was stolen in Hollywood. They found her in Englewood two days later. ‘Someone took her on a fun trip to the Ramez game. Los Angeles is just one big adventure all the time. Sometimes you just have to roll with it.
The star didn’t let the hate get to him too much, writing on Wednesday: “So many people come to me and talk a**t on Twitter I hope I’ll engage with them publicly and give them attention, but instead I’m texting them direct and telling them to go for themselves privately. It’s more fun.
Neistat, however, did not let slip that Rogen revealed that he had been burgled 15 or more times, asking: ‘Serious question; How did you break your car 15 times?
“I’ve lived in West Hollywood for 20 years and parked my car on the street,” Rogen replied.
Rogen received a lot of hate for his “outstanding” comment, with many describing his enormous wealth. The actor has a net worth of $80 million
More than 10,000 burglaries have occurred in Los Angeles since the beginning of 2021 and auto thefts have risen nearly 10 percent. Los Angeles Police Chief Michael Moore said the increase in thefts was due to the availability of handguns.
“How many pistols are on the streets today — you probably have to go back at least a decade or more to find that level,” Moore said.
Murder, rape, and aggravated assault are also present in Los Angeles.
Other cities such as New York and Chicago are also seeing a rise in violent crime.
On Wednesday, a Los Angeles looting gang targeted Nordstrom before Thanksgiving, stealing eight luxury handbags and assaulting a policeman — the latest in a series of smash-and-grab raids that have plagued California.
Five people, one of them wearing an orange wig, entered the open store in Canoga Park just before 7 p.m. Wednesday and sprayed a security guard with “some kind of chemical” in front of panicked shoppers, police said.
The thieves set off and managed to escape carrying handbags worth thousands of dollars despite the multiplicity of police cruisers, as well as fire trucks and ambulances, in response to the raid.
This is the eighth burglary and burglary in California last week in which thieves stole tens of thousands of dollars in luxury goods, amid soft misdemeanor theft laws in the Democratic-run state.
In July, Los Angeles cut $150 million from the LAPD’s budget following the death of George Floyd. The Los Angeles Times reported that the city diverted money to social services.
In August, the Los Angeles Police Department reported that it had 300 positions open and had about 500 fewer officers than the previous year, the Los Angeles Daily News reported. Moore said the police department is still looking to fill 94 jobs.
However, as of Wednesday, the Los Angeles Times Police will receive a $213 million increase in its budget next year, potentially raising staffing levels, the Los Angeles Times reported.