Ahead of the release of the latest Steve Jobs biopic, in which Seth Rogen plays Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, the 33-year-old ardent Hollywood liberal took a number of shots on Twitter at GOP presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson. Friday, the actor described Carson as “bonkers.”
“F—k you @RealBenCarson,” the actor tweeted on October 9, expressing anger at Carson for implying European Jews would have been better suited to defend themselves during the Holocaust had Hitler’s Nazi Germany not taken away their rights to firearms.
The actor had tweeted two days prior:
— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) October 7, 2015
Carson, a retired neurosurgeon, angered many on the Left earlier this month, when speaking of the Roseburg, Oregon, school shooting, he told Fox News that he probably would not cooperate with a shooter without putting up a fight.
“Not only would I probably not cooperate with him, I would not just stand there and let him shoot me,” said Carson.
During a Friday interview, Seth Rogen expanded on his thoughts of Carson, telling The Daily Beast the acclaimed doctor is “totally f—kin’ bonkers” for believing people stand a better chance of surviving systematic or individual acts of violence if they are able to defend themselves.
“They implied that if their [right-wing] politics were applied to the Holocaust that Jews wouldn’t have been killed,” Rogen said. “To me, it wasn’t just about the Holocaust thing. It was about the [Oregon] shooting and how he said that people shouldn’t just stand there and let themselves get shot, and that the correct thing to do if someone has a gun in your back is to point them at someone else and have them go rob that person?”
Rogen added, “I mean, I just read a lot of the stuff this guy was saying and he seemed like someone that I just detested. At face value, what he’s said is absolutely despicable. That guy is totally f—kin’ bonkers.”
Following a later discussion about the legacy of late Apple founder Steve Jobs, whom Rogen praised for his unapologetic ambition, the actor again returned to the topic of Dr. Ben Carson.
“I also usually reserve judgment until meeting people, but in Ben Carson’s case, I concluded what I concluded and that was a confident swing, I think!” said Rogen.
For his part, The Daily Beast’s Marlow Stern, who interviewed Rogen, concluded that Dr. Carson “seems to have lost credibility since retiring from an exemplary career as a neurosurgeon.”
Stern added, “These days, the GOP presidential candidate has degraded into a delusory rabble-rouser spewing incendiary remarks.”