UPDATED at 1:25 pm ET with statement from SiriusXM.
“Free speech is vitally important. We ardently believe that by allowing a virtually unlimited platform of viewpoints, we are doing our best to uphold that core value,” satellite radio service said.
Seth Rogen has canceled an upcoming interview on SiriusXM scheduled for Tuesday due to its decision “to support Steve Bannon.”
“I was supposed to do a press tour on @SIRIUSXM on teusday [sic] but I’m no longer doing it because I can’t bring myself to appear on the same service that has decided to support Steve Bannon,” he tweeted Friday. “Apologies to the shows I had to cancel. And f— Steve Bannon.”
Earlier this week, it was announced the Breitbart chairman and former White House counselor would be returning to SiriusXM’s Patriot channel.
In a statement to TheWrap, a representative for SiriusXM said: “Since its inception, SiriusXM has promised to deliver a diversity of opinions and viewpoints, from conservative to progressive to everything in between. SiriusXM takes no political position of our own across our more than 175 channels, but we are here to provide an open forum no matter where listeners stand on the political spectrum.
“Free speech is vitally important. We ardently believe that by allowing a virtually unlimited platform of viewpoints, we are doing our best to uphold that core value,” the satellite radio service said.
In his new role, Bannon will be joining Breitbart Editor in Chief Alexander Marlowe as a regular host on the channel and Breitbart News will add a new daily weeknight show as well as additional weeknight programming.
Bannon, who advised Donald Trump’s successful presidential campaign last year and then served as a White House strategist before stepping down in August, is expected to lead the Patriot channel’s coverage of next year’s mid-term elections, as well as the 2020 presidential campaign.
He previously hosted SiriusXM’s “Breitbart News Daily,” which premiered in late 2015 and became a frequent stop for GOP candidates seeking the 2016 nomination.
Rogen currently stars in “The Disaster Artist” alongside James Franco, Dave Franco and Ari Graynor.
See Rogen’s full tweet below.
I was supposed to do a press tour on @SIRIUSXM on teusday but I'm no longer doing it because I can't bring myself to appear on the same service that has decided to support Steve Bannon. Apologies to the shows I had to cancel. And fuck Steve Bannon.
— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) December 8, 2017