"Seth Rogen and Judd Apatow criticized Washington Post critic Ann Hornaday for writing that films such as the ones produced by Rogen and Apatow — as well as many others — are part of what led Elliot Rodger to kill six people near the University of Santa Barbara campus on May 23," according to The Huffington Post.
The Post report adds: "'How many students watch outsized frat-boy fantasies like "Neighbors" and feel, as Rodger did, unjustly shut out of college life that should be full of "sex and fun and pleasure"?' Hornaday wrote, referencing the recent comedy starring Rogen. 'How many men, raised on a steady diet of Judd Apatow comedies in which the shlubby arrested adolescent always gets the girl, find that those happy endings constantly elude them and conclude, "It’s not fair"?" '
Rogen tweeted these two responses to Hornaday:
".@AnnHornaday I find your article horribly insulting and misinformed" and
".@AnnHornaday how dare you imply that me getting girls in movies caused a lunatic to go on a rampage."
" '@Sethrogen: .@AnnHornaday I find your article horribly insulting and misinformed.' She uses tragedy to promote herself with idiotic thoughts"
Apatow also tweeted: " '@melissa5001: @Sethrogen @marshallsheldon @AnnHornaday why is it always everything but mental illness?' Because that doesn't sell papers."