Seth Rogen is still upset with how the media handled the Sony hack in 2014.
The “Sausage Party” star vented his frustration while appearing on HBO’s “Any Given Wednesday” this week, comparing the news mined from the hack to personal property left out on the street after a robbery. Host Bill Simmons asked his guest if he’s bothered that the media called “them leaks, when the emails were stolen.”
“Someone just robbed your house and gave every one of your personal photos, diaries, letters, your correspondences, and basically just left it on the street corner,” Rogen continued. “What are we going to do with that? Do you protect the victim of the crime? Do you do what the perpetrator of the crime is hoping you’re going to do?”
Rogen referenced a recent conversation with a journalist, who said “a lot of good stuff came out of it,” like the Hollywood pay gap discussion, which revealed leading female actresses were making less money than their male co-stars. Rogen is troubled by the cost of those revelations, though.
“Yeah, but what happened as a result of that? One person lost their job: a woman who was running the studio, who specifically had a very feminist agenda in the best way possible,” said Rogen. “She greenlit the ‘Ghostbusters’ movie, and she had been talking about making movies specifically less homophobic in a lot of ways, and she’s the one person who lost her job as a result of all of it.”
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