Seth Rogen on why his Twitter beef with Ted Cruz isn't a feud: 'Feud implies equal ground'

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Seth Rogen appeared Thursday on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert and explained why his so-called feud with Sen. Ted Cruz is "not a feud."

Rogen is known for being openly opinionated on social media and, back in January, he and Cruz had a days-long Twitter exchange, which all started on Inauguration Day, when Cruz criticized President Joe Biden for reentering the Paris Climate Agreement.

On Thursday, host Stephen Colbert asked the actor to explain why he is calling his social media spar with Cruz "not a feud."

"Feud implies equal ground," Rogen explained. "If someone's trying to murder someone with a baseball bat and someone is yelling that person to stop, is that a feud between the baseball bat-wielder and the person yelling at the baseball bat-wielder? I don't know if that's a feud."

Rogen added, "I think feud implies two people hitting each other with baseball bats. I'm, like, Ted Cruz is a fascist. He denies the reality of the election. His words cause people to die, and I'm making jokes about it. Is that a feud? I don't know. To me, it doesn't seem like a feud. To me, it seems like I'm pointing out the fact that he is a terrible man whose words have resulted in death."

Rogen's baseball bat metaphor wasn't the only one he had up his sleeve; the actor later shared, "If you were playing baseball against a team and, like, you're trying to get a lot of runs and the other team is trying to bludgeon you to death, like, is it like shocking that you're not scoring as many runs as maybe you should be scoring? No, the other team is just trying to beat you to death with baseball bats, you know."

The Late Show With Stephen Colbert airs weeknights at 11:35 p.m. on CBS.

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