Seth Rogen Tweets Picture That Shows Very Few Senators Showed Up to Hear Him Speak

by 5 years ago


On Wednesday, Seth Rogen testified before a Senate subcommittee to raise awareness for Alzheimer’s, and his seven-minute speech went viral for obvious reasons: he cracked a weed joke, he was self-deprecating in a way most celebrities physically cannot be, and he delivered some actually poignant remarks about his mother-in-law, who he witnessed suffer the fate of early-onset Alzheimer’s. Rogen is more of an expert in self-medication than medicine—a fact he freely admitted—but he did a quality job talking about the debilitating disease.

And let’s face it: more should be done to find a cure. Alzheimer’s is a nightmare of a condition that destroys your brain and takes away the essence of what makes you human. It’s the 6th leading cause of death in the United States, and its rates are aggressively rising. By 2050, as many as 16 million Americans will have the disease and an American will develop it every 33 seconds. But even with a frightening future, its research funding remains low, and the current U.S. Congress has designated it a low-priority issue.

Unfortunately, no one was around to hear Rogen say this.

You can kind of—kind of—exempt senators who had more important things to do than listen to Rogen speak. But there’s no excuse for the assholes who lined up to take photos with the comedian, then bailed without hearing what he had to say. I suppose we shouldn’t be surprised at this point, but yes, there were senators that shameless.

You got rogen’ed.

(To give to Rogen’s Alzheimer’s charity, Hilarity for Charity, head here.)

[H/T: People]

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