Seth Rogen is opening up about his relationship with Israel and growing up Jewish.
The American Pickle actor made an appearance on Marc Maron‘s WTF podcast this week.
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During the podcast, he spoke about his experience as a Jewish person.
“[As] a Jewish person I was fed a huge amount of lies about Israel my entire life. They never tell you that, ‘Oh, by the way, there were people there.’ They make it seem like it was just like sitting there, like the f–king door’s open,” he explained.
He also spoke about antisemitism.
“I remember my dad frankly telling me, ‘People hate Jews. Just be aware of that. They just do.’ And it’s honestly something that I am so glad was instilled in me from a young age. Because if it wasn’t, I would constantly be shocked at how much motherf–kers hate Jews,” he went on to say.
“You don’t keep something you’re trying to preserve all in one place,” he jokingly said of the idea of a Jewish state, adding he would never consider living in Israel.
His comments were met with both support and backlash on social media.
Click here to listen to the full podcast.
And if you haven’t yet, watch Seth in the trailer for American Pickle!
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