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Seth Rogen Slims Down, Angers Some

seth_rogenIt’s quite possible that comedic actor Seth Rogen is getting more air time than any person on the planet right now. He would appear to be one of the least likely candidates for such exposure, what with his regular-guy pudgy physique and all.

Could you have imagined that he’d be one of the biggest stars on the planet if you were watching him on his cult TV show Freaks and Geeks way back at the turn of the millennium? But alas, he is… however, now he’s big only in the figurative sense. The normally stout star has slimmed down a waist size or five to play the Green Hornet. You would think this is a totally positive experience. But apparently he has “let down” some of his fans.

“I think for chubby guys, I was their guy, so they were like, ‘I can be chubby. Seth Rogen’s chubby, so who cares.’ But now I’m not so chubby anymore. So now they’re like, ‘I have to lose weight.’ I’ve let them down. I’ve blatantly sold out. It’s only for money.”

Rogen’s girlfriend of four years, writer Lauren Miller, has been supportive.

“She’s stuck by me through thick and thin – literally,” Rogen said. “She claims she doesn’t like me any more now than when I was heavier, but I think that’s completely not true.”

I find the apparent backlash towards people who lose weight to be a fascinating phenomenon. On the surface, it’s bothersome. How can someone let their own emotional insecurities get in the way of the logical response: happiness for someone who has bettered their health. But since it must be a fairly deep-seated psychosis, I guess I have a little bit of sympathy for those people. Here’s a blogger who openly admits to her resentment of thinness, at least in an implied way, since she talks about the few heavyset female icons in Hollywood.

One should always be comfortable in their own skin, yet not so much that they don’t care about improving their own health.

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April 13th, 2009

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Alisha Smith

I personally don't care whether he slimmed down for a movie role, but I do think he was and is a very attractive man either way. OK I'm lying... I think he's totally HOT either way. There I said it. Yes the new six pack is a VERY NICE LOOK on him, but you know on the inside he's still that same "cuddly" bear, sweet guy who will probably always think of himself as chubby. AND THERE'S NOTHING WRONG WITH THAT! The only thing that would ever look bad on him would be anorexia. So Seth, we don't mind either way. Just tell the people who do to mind their own business because it's your body, not theirs. All that matters is that you feel good about yourself the way you are. Be true to yourself, even if the self that is really you is a little "chubby". We'll be your fans either way! <3

posted Apr 27th, 2011 10:39 pm


I think it's great Seth has done this for a role, shows how much he cares about acting. He is really under-valued as an actor..he deserves more credit.

People many be angry, but shouldn't they be happy he isn't too concerned about appearance, and he just ate less and exercised more to lose the weight. He is setting a fine example that weight loss pills etc aren't needed to become healthier.

Will always be a Rogen Fan!! :)
Oh and Green Hornet was AMAZING!!!

posted Jan 26th, 2011 10:56 pm


I don't get how bemoaning the lack of fat women in Hollywood equals resentment of thinness. When I notice there are no black people in my department, am I resenting the white ones?

posted Dec 16th, 2010 8:12 pm


Dude, he is all cleaned up and HOT now! Way to go Seth!

posted May 21st, 2010 11:19 am


I thought he just layed weed lately. Which made me sad, but to know he did it through healthiness. that's beans to know. Pineapple express till' i die lol.

posted Nov 17th, 2009 4:12 pm


He looks good now but I do like him better when he was cuddly looking :P But It's a good move and I hope a healthy future for him :)

posted Aug 16th, 2009 9:45 am


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One Response to “Seth Rogen Slims Down, Angers Some”

May 15th, 2009
6:30 pm

I love seth rogen more than anyone on this earth … not in a creepy way haha. He is great :)