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Seth Rogen explains why his feud with Ted Cruz is not really a feud

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On The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Thursday night, Seth Rogen explained why his so-called feud with Senator Ted Cruz is "not a feud."

Rogen is known for being openly opinionated on Twitter and, back in January, he and Cruz had a days-long twitter exchange, which all started on Inauguration Day, when Cruz criticized President Joe Biden for reentering the Paris Climate Agreement.

On Thursday, host Stephen Colbert asked Rogen to explain why he is calling his social media spar with Cruz "not a feud."

"Feud implies equal ground," Rogen explained. "If someone's trying to murder someone with a baseball bat and someone is yelling that person to stop, is that a feud between the baseball bat-wielder and the person yelling at the baseball bat-wielder? I don't know if that's a feud."

Rogen added, "I think feud implies two people hitting each other with baseball bats. I'm, like, Ted Cruz is a fascist. He denies the reality of the election. His words cause people to die, and I'm making jokes about it. Is that a feud? I don't know. To me, it doesn't seem like a feud. To me, it seems like I'm pointing out the fact that he is a terrible man whose words have resulted in death."

The actor later shared, "If you were playing baseball against a team and, like, you're trying to get a lot of runs and the other team is trying to bludgeon you to death, like, is it like shocking that you're not scoring as many runs as maybe you should be scoring? No, the other team is just trying to beat you to death with baseball bats, you know."

Video Transcript

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SETH ROGEN: If someone's trying to like murder someone with a baseball bat, and someone's yelling at that person to stop, is that a feud between the baseball-bat wielder and the person yelling at the baseball-bat wielder?

STEPHEN COLBERT: Uh-huh.

SETH ROGEN: I don't know if that's a feud.

KYLIE MAR: Seth Rogen appeared on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" Thursday night, where the actor explained why his feud with Senator Ted Cruz is not a feud.

SETH ROGEN: Ted Cruz is a fascist. He denies the reality of the election. His words caused people to die. And I'm making jokes about it. Is that a feud? [LAUGHS] I don't know.

KYLIE MAR: Rogen is known for being openly opinionated on Twitter. And back in January, he and Cruz had a days-long Twitter exchange, which all started on inauguration day when Cruz criticized President Joe Biden for re-entering the Paris Climate Agreement.

SETH ROGEN: To me, it doesn't seem like a feud. To me, it seems like I'm pointing out the fact that he is a terrible man whose words have resulted in death.

KYLIE MAR: But on Thursday night, Rogen had many analogies up his sleeve to illustrate just how much he is not in a feud with Cruz.

SETH ROGEN: If you were playing baseball against a team, and like you're trying to get a lot of runs, and the other team is trying to bludgeon you to death, like is-- is it-- is it like-- is it shocking that you're not scoring as many runs as maybe you should be scoring? Like, no, the other team's just trying to beat you to death with baseball bats, you know?

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