Seth Rogen Apologizes For Blackface Fiasco During Filming Of "Good Boys"
We reported that Seth Rogen is currently filming a comedy called "Good Boys" set to appear in theaters next year. The film-set became the subject of a scandal when photos were snapped of a child actor wearing Blackface to convey a character of mixed heritage. The depicted scene centered on a child skipping to get a toy fixed before his parents returned from their respective day-jobs.
Seth Rogen has since issued an apology for the gaffe, while distancing himself altogether from the decision-making process. His statement reads:
“I should start by saying this shouldn’t have happened, and I’m terribly sorry it did,” Rogen said. “I won’t give excuses for why it happened. I’ll just say that as soon I was made aware of it, I ensured we put an end to it – and I give my word that on any project my team and I are involved in, we will take every precaution to make sure something similar does not take place again."
Seth Rogen reiterated that his public apology is not being administered under reactionary measures, but rather as "a first line of defence." Sources close to TMZ have learned that a decision, albeit questionable, may have been taking to hazard dark lighting fixtures on set. Believe what you want to believe I say.