People have been trolling IRL since the beginning of mankind. We just love f***ing with each other. Back in my day, it was pretending to be a legit farmer in a “m4mfarmer” chatroom on AOL.
As chatrooms, message boards, and instant messaging got overshadowed by social media, it’s easier than ever to troll anyone in the world.
While it was once relegated to “trolls” hiding in their parents’ basements, messing with people anonymously because they have nothing better to do. But now it’s exploded to all sorts of people on the Internet who do it without a disguise — including celebrities.
We’re used to celebs go after each other with insults on Twitter, but that’s just petty fighting: It lacks finesse. But (good) trolling requires humor, wit, timing, and pointing out truths. One comedian, the current Twitter troll master, has been tweeting out his DM’s with Donald Trump Jr.
You’d think a writer, actor, comedian, and filmmaker would have something better to do with time than stalk Donald Trump Jr. on Twitter, right? Nope. Celebs have a lot of downtime, and we plebs rarely get to see how they spend it.
But the 35-year-old Canadian-American Seth Rogen is not only down to earth, but also spends his time and money on various causes. And apparently he’s very outspoken about US politics, considering he’s been trolling Junior on social media for several months now.
When Rogen was chatting with Stephen Colbert on his Late Show last June, Rogen revealed that he’s been trolling the president’s son for months.
Rogen explained that a few months prior, he had noticed that Donald Trump Jr. was following him on Twitter. Assuming that Junior is fan of his, Rogen started direct-messaging him on Twitter for, presumably, shiggles.
“Hey man! It’s Seth. Your father is trying to discredit our media, collude with Russia, and destroy the environment,” reads one of the DM’s Rogen has sent. “It would be super cool of you to be like ‘yo, dad, why don’t you stop all this and go back to being just a guy on TV.’ The majority of the world would be pretty psyched. Thanks!!”
Trump Jr., for whatever reason, hasn’t responded.
And guess who else Trump Jr. follows on Twitter? Mr. Stephen Colbert. So the tv host also wanted in and asked Junior why he hasn’t responded to Rogen’s messages and if he’d be interested in getting high with Seth and him.
On October 11, Trump Jr. tweeted out the above statement. That’s when Rogen sent Trump Jr. two more DM’s that he public on October 12:
“Hey dude! See you’re going pretty hard at us ‘Hollywood’ types. I agree Harvey is a piece of shit and people should speak against him. But…are you aware your father has been accused of sexual harassment by several women and even admitted to sexual assault on tape? Maybe you should denounce that? Just a thought man! Have a good one!”
Followed a few minutes later by: “Have fun shooting innocent animals!” Alluding to the fact that Trump Jr. likes to go big game hunting which includes elephants.
Rogen was referring to Harvey Weinstein, movie producer and director, and his multiple sexual harassment allegations that have recently come to light.
Hopefully Rogen never stops DMing the little Trump and hopefully one day the little Trump will respond.
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