, the actor, took Sen. Ted Cruz
to task on Twitter
in January, with damning reminders of the Texas Republican
's role in attempting to overturn the 2020 election
Their days-long spat, in which Rogen called Cruz a "white supremacist fascist" and torched him for his adoration for ex-President Donald Trump
, was dubbed a "feud" in some quarters.
On Thursday's episode of "The Late Show
with Stephen Colbert
," Seth Rogen argued that this interpretation was incorrect.
“Feud implies equal ground,” Rogen explained. “If someone is trying to murder someone with a baseball
bat and someone is yelling at that person to stop, is that a feud between the baseball bat wielder and the person yelling at the baseball bat wielder? I'm not sure. Feud implies two people
hitting each other with baseball bats.”
“Ted Cruz is a fascist,” Rogen continued. “He denies the reality of the election. His words killed people, and I’m making jokes
about it. Is that a feud? I don’t know. To me, it appears I’m pointing out the fact that he’s a terrible man whose words killed people.”
Later, Colbert asked marijuana entrepreneur Seth Rogen if he could ever get high with Cruz or someone who shares the lawmaker's anti-democratic views.
“It would be beneficial to him, because hanging out with me would be humanizing him in some way,” Rogen responded. “I’ve tried, honestly. There are people in my life who hold the beliefs that Ted Cruz holds, and I really tried to engage with them throughout the last year, and ultimately it was horrifying.”
“There is nothing I could say that would change this person’s perception of reality,” he added.
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