At the “California casual” Independent Spirit Awards — or as it’s better known, the cheap award show before the Oscars — Seth Rogen poked fun at Chris Brown.
Among jokes about Martha Marcy May Marlene and Drive, he burned Brett Ratner for being fired as producer of the Oscars. Ratner was recently fired for using the word “fag” during a Q&A session for his film Tower Heist. “You say a few hateful things, they don’t let you within a few hundred yards of the Oscars,” said Rogen. Then he recommended Ratner look to the Grammys because you can “beat the shit out of a nominee and they ask you to perform twice at the Grammys.”
Ouch! You know the world isn’t ready to forgive you when the entire entertainment industry is making fun of you — not just musically minded shows but movie award shows too. Although one nameless woman isn’t too happy about the joke, most of the audience erupted in laughter.
Brown continues to make headlines — whether it’s for award disses or his remix with Rihanna — but I’m sick of hearing about him. It kind of seems like we’re just validating his behaviour at this point by giving him more attention. But still, you have to admit Seth Rogen was funny! Oh, and if you want to fast-forward to the joke, it’s around 5:22.
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