Seth Rogen Apologizes for Having a Child in Blackface on Set

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Seth Rogen has came under fire for blackface makeup photos that have surfaced from his upcoming film, Good Boys. According to People the photographs were leaked online and have since gained Rogen a lot of backlash.

The photos gone public show a young child actor in blackface makeup, which has been long deemed inappropriate since previous actors done the same in the past. Seth Rogen has since apologized on behalf of his production company for the use of blackface on the set of the upcoming film, ‘Good Boys.’

“I should start by saying this shouldn’t have happened, and I’m terribly sorry it did,” Rogen said. “I won’t give excuses for why it happened. I’ll just say that as soon I was made aware of it, I ensured we put an end to it – and I give my word that on any project my team and I are involved in, we will take every precaution to make sure something similar does not take place again. I’m engaging in conversations to make sure I find the best way to do that. It’s on me to be proactive. Reacting isn’t enough.”


According to TMZ, who also shared photos of the child actor with the blackface, the production company says that it’s common for movie studios to use this practice when filming .Both the stand-in and Williams are African-American, but makeup was used to match the stand-in’s lighter skin tone with the main actor’s darker skin tone.