Seth Rogen sure has a lot to say in his new book. One story which he tells has to do with how he and his friend and fellow actor Jonah Hill were accosted in an elevator by comedian Eddie Griffin. It seems that Mr. Griffin holds by some very old, but still popular, anti-Semitic clichés about Jews and Hollywood. Rogen wrote about the encounter in his new book which is simply titled “Yearbook.”
Rogen also told Howard Stern that tom Cruise once tried to convert him to Scientology.
So what happened? Well first some background. Eddie Griffin is a comic turned actor probably best known for the hit 2002 comedy movie “Undercover Brother.” IMBD lists 56 different movie and television show roles performed by Griffin over the years, but nothing significant of late. This may have left the comic feeling a bit bitter when he encountered Seth Rogen and Jonah Hill in a Las Vegas hotel back in 2017. This would have taken place about seven years after Rogen and Hill’s breakout movie “Superbad” was released. It is that movie’s success which seems to have gotten Griffin mad.
At the time Seth Rogen tweeted, “Fun Hollywood Story: one time, Eddie Griffin screamed an anti-Semitic rant at me while in an elevator in Las Vegas.”
As Seth Rogen recalls the incident, Eddie Griffin jumped into an elevator that Rogen and Jonah Hill were already on. “I’m glad I saw you guys,” Rogen says Griffin said to him and Hill. “I saw your movie. The high school movie (referring to Superbad). I’ve been trying to make a movie for a while now, but no one will make it. But they made yours. And you know why?”
The reader can probably figure out for himself what Griffin was implying. Rogen says that Griffin answered his own question saying that it was, “Because I’m Black, and you’re Jewish, mother*&#@rs.” And no, Griffin was not just kidding around.
“I mean, you Jewish motherf#*$ers run Hollywood, and you only make movies with other Jewish motherf*&$ers,” added Griffin.
When Jonah Hill tried to apologize for some reason, Griffin just responded with, ““Don’t be sorry! Tell your Jews to let other people make some movies.”
Well someone should ask Mr. Griffin if Jews really do run Hollywood then why do they still let Mel Gibson make movies? Or why do those Jews let unabashed Jew haters like Ice Cube make movies?