Say what you will about Ted Cruz, he is a senator uniquely enamored of — and despised by — Hollywood.
The guy quotes entire scenes from “The Princess Bride” to the discomfort of all around him, and to the chagrin of its star, Mandy Patinkin. Former Senator Al Franken said the two got along OK in Congress because Cruz was a comedy fan — but also made much hay out of calling him a “dunderhead” and worse. “Chernobyl” screenwriter Craig Mazin, Cruz’s freshman year roommate, has been known to take regular potshots at his undergrad behavior and conduct as a lawmaker. Ron Perlman recently challenged Cruz to a wrestling match.
So it comes as no great surprise that Cruz is once again feuding with a film star. This time it’s Seth Rogen, who took a break from firing his elaborate ceramics to fire the first shot at the Texas lawmaker.
After Cruz tweeted a statement slamming President Joe Biden’s choice to rejoin the Paris Climate Accord, Rogen replied by saying, “F— off you fascist.”
Cruz took the bait, screenshotting the reply and using it to tar Rogen as an elitist.
“Charming, civil, educated response. @Sethrogen,” Cruz tweeted. “If you’re a rich, angry Hollywood celebrity, today’s Dems are the party for you. If you’re blue-collar, if you’re a union member, if you work in energy or manufacturing…not so much.”
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Rogen was unruffled by the charge, replying back, “Haha get f—-ed fascist. Go encourage a white supremacist insurrection again you f—ing clown.” The exchange continued for days and still shows no signs of ending any time soon.