Opinion | Seth Rogen can laugh at crime, the rest of us are not so lucky

Celebrities live in a different world, no matter where they live.

Have you ever noticed how people with money never say, “Money can’t buy happiness”? It’s the same reason you won’t hear a supermodel say, “Beauty is only skin deep.” I once asked a doctor if he eats an apple a day. He rolled his eyes and lit a Marlboro.

This is what money may shop: the freedom to be totally out of touch.

The other day, YouTube star Casey Neistat let Twitter know that a thief broke into their cars. He concluded that this was because, “Los Angeles is a shit-ridden third world crime of a city …”

Maybe a little hyperbolic. When it comes to crime, Los Angeles is still not Caracas, Pretoria, or Port Moresby. But in recent years, the City of Angels is home to a growing number of demons who steal, vandalize, assault, maim and murder.

But not Seth Rogen. The funny bearded actor and unofficial Milky Way spokesperson for marijuana responded to Neistat: “Dude, I’ve lived here for over 20 years. You are crazy haha. It is beautiful here. Don’t leave anything valuable on it. It’s called living in a big city. “

Yes. It’s lovely that a thief slammed into your cars, left a bloody blood trail, and stole your belongings, including decorations for your daughter’s seventh birthday party. Listen, if you get shoved in an alley or mugged by your iPhone, just write it down to life in the big city and be thankful there is no chalk outline around your lifeless body on the sidewalk near Staples Center.

Rogen was not finished. When Neistat asked if he was allowed to feel ‘angry’ and ‘violated’, Rogen replied, ‘You may be angry, but I guess I personally don’t see my car as an extension of myself and I never really felt violated. more times my car was stolen. One time a guy accidentally left a cool knife in my car, so if it keeps happening, you might get a little gift. “

Exactly. Who knows, hopefully, you might manage to escape a serial killer and those handcuffs are still holding your wrists, my God, what a wonderful memory. Did someone shoot you and steal your wallet? Now you have a free bullet! An arsonist burned your house to the ground? Those ashes of your belongings, living man, what a little gift!

I took off my glasses, rubbed my eyes, and put my glasses back on. I then reread this Twitter exchange to make sure I wasn’t missing a joke. No. From what I can tell, the Vancouver Rogen was either high or taking the bold position, crime is not a big cry. Did someone just steal your identity, empty your bank account, and use your Amex to generate a $ 50,000 Cartier bill? “Guy, andour identity is not an extension of yourself. “

Also, if Rogen’s goal was to be an ambassador, revealing that he’s been robbed roughly once every 16 months since 2000 isn’t exactly going to inspire future marketing campaigns at LA Tourism: “Visit the City of Angels. Just don’t drive or bring your valuables. “

A motor vehicle, for most people, represents the second largest purchase they will make after a home. There is a reason we need car insurance and not a food processor. Did I ever tell you the story of my Jetta being stolen after burglars broke into my house while my wife and I were sleeping at 3am? (I guess I just did). Anyway, the next morning, while the police were looking for fingerprints, I noticed that the thieves had removed the knives from a kitchen drawer. An officer told me this was in case of a possible confrontation. Something-something about the legal difference between self defense and armed robbery when using their own weapons. I do not know.

But what’s fascinating, in hindsight, is how my psyche became vigilant. I told an officer that I was now considering buying a gun. As I stood in my pink shirt and striped Ralph Lauren socks, he looked at me and said, “I don’t think that’s a good idea. Maybe get a dog. “

He was correct. I have no right to have a firearm. I’m an idiot. I accidentally shot myself while trying to polish the trigger with Mr. Clean. But those feelings of anger and rape were real.

Do you know why Seth Rogen doesn’t see his car as an extension of himself? Because you can buy as many as you want. That said, if bandits were to walk through your patio doors and sneak away with your groceries and gravity bong, you’d never use the word “charming,” especially since you’d be too busy calling Interpol before moving to Texas. Everything is relative.

Hollywood liberals continue to prove to be among the most solipsistic and disconnected humans ever to exist. What is that, Natalie Portman? We should defund the police? That is a beautiful abstraction when you live in a gated fortress with private security. But for people who live in high crime neighborhoods, psst, they want plus surveillance better surveillance.

Seth Rogen is immensely talented. It is funny. And he’s a privileged fool.

A city is not “beautiful” when faced with a tsunami crime wave.

And crime victims deserve more than the dry shrugs of millionaires.


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