Actor Seth Rogen announced Friday he would pull out of scheduled interviews on SiriusXM satellite radio next week in protest of Breitbart News executive chairman Steve Bannon being re-named a regular host of its daily radio program Breitbart News Daily this week.
In a tweet Friday, Rogen said he had interviews lined up for Tuesday on the subscription radio service, but would not honor the commitments because he “can’t bring” himself to appear on the same platform as Bannon.
“I was supposed to do a press tour on @SIRIUSXM on teusday but I’m no longer doing it because I can’t bring myself to appear on the same service that has decided to support Steve Bannon,” the Pineapple Express and Sausage Party star wrote.
“Apologies to the shows I had to cancel. And f*ck Steve Bannon,” he added.
I was supposed to do a press tour on @SIRIUSXM on teusday but I'm no longer doing it because I can't bring myself to appear on the same service that has decided to support Steve Bannon. Apologies to the shows I had to cancel. And fuck Steve Bannon.
— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) December 8, 2017
SiriusXM announced Tuesday that Breitbart News would expand its presence on the premium radio platform with a new weeknight show, Breitbart News Tonight, and with extended weekend programming, in addition to the already-airing weekday morning program Breitbart News Daily and its weekend afternoon and evening broadcasts on Patriot Channel 125.
In addition, Breitbart News executive chairman and former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon returned as regular host of Breitbart News Daily this week, alongside Breitbart News editor-in-chief Alex Marlow.
Rogen, who stars in the just-released film The Disaster Artist, has been a vocal critic of President Donald Trump.
In March, the Canadian actor told the Daily Beast that it was “very important to normalize dissent,” while also explaining he had “been very conscious not to insult people who voted for Donald Trump.”
Rogen has also previously taken aim at Donald Trump Jr. and at members of Trump’s administration, including Dr. Ben Carson.
In 2015, Rogen posted a vitriolic tweet attacking then-Republican presidential candidate Carson, telling him, “F*ck you.” He later called the neurosurgeon and current Secretary of Housing and Urban Development “f*cking bonkers.”
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