Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) took the offensive against Hollywood star Seth Rogen on Sunday as their Twitter feud escalated into a pitched battle.
In one particularly nasty broadside, Seth Rogen called the Texas senator a “fascist piece of shit,” to which the lawmaker replied that those on the left have become the true fascists due to their love of cancel culture, censorship, and forced business closures.
“It’s your party that believes in govt power: to shut your business, to oppress your faith & to censor your speech,” Cruz tweeted. “Anyone who disagrees, they try to cancel. BTW, a lot of folks in Hollywood are conservative—& muzzled by the fascist Left.”
Sen. Cruz also noted that conservatives in Hollywood aren’t able to speak freely due to the industry’s overwhelmingly left-wing slant.
On Sunday, Seth Rogen accused Sen. Cruz of trying to “overthrow our government,” claiming without evidence that the senator inspired protestors to storm the Capitol.
Seth Rogen started the Twitter battle last week when Sen. Cruz criticized President Joe Biden’s decision to rejoin the Paris Climate Agreement, which the senator said would harm U.S. jobs. The Hollywood actor replied, “Fuck off you fascist.”
Rogen also mocked Sen. Cruz’s recent tweet about the Disney movie Fantasia, which the politician said was the first movie he remembers seeing in a theater. “Everyone who made that film would hate you,” Rogen replied.
That set off an exchange about Walt Disney, who was a Republican and anti-Communist. Sen. Cruz also trolled Rogen by saying that he likes his movies. “I’m sure you hate that I enjoy them,” he wrote.