Actor Seth Rogen is boycotting all SiriusXM on his press tour after Breitbart exec Steve Bannon returned to his radio show.
Rogen, who is on a press tour for his film “The Disaster Artist,” tweeted that he will no longer appear on any SiriusXM shows after they “decided to support” Bannon.
“I was supposed to do a press tour on @SIRIUSXM on teusday [sic] but I’m no longer doing it because I can’t bring myself to appear on the same service that has decided to support Steve Bannon,” he wrote. “Apologies to the shows I had to cancel. And f*ck Steve Bannon.”
I was supposed to do a press tour on @SIRIUSXM on teusday but I'm no longer doing it because I can't bring myself to appear on the same service that has decided to support Steve Bannon. Apologies to the shows I had to cancel. And fuck Steve Bannon.
— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) December 8, 2017
Last week, The New York Times reported that Bannon returned to Breitbart’s daily radio show on the “Patriot” channel.
Via The New York Times:
The Breitbart show airs on the Patriot channel on Sirius. Officials said a new Los Angeles-based show will be co-hosted by two Breitbart editors, Rebecca Mansour and Joel Pollak. Another former Trump White House staff member, Sebastian Gorka, and Sonnie Johnson, a Tea Party activist, are expected to be part of new programs.
Bannon, who pushed white nationalist policies at the Trump White House after leading the president’s election campaign in its final months, is now on a mission to have far-right Roy Moore-type candidates unseat establishment candidates backed by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
Bannon has campaigned for Moore, who is accused of sexually abusing a 14-year-old girl, sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl, and preying on many other teenage girls to the point he was reportedly banned from the local mall, on several occasions.
Speaking at a rally for Moore last week, Bannon claimed that the allegations were a “setup” by the establishment.
“Let’s be right, ok, this whole thing was a setup, this whole thing was weaponized, right?” Bannon said. “You know that, folks down here in Alabama know that.”
He also attacked Mitt Romney for speaking out against Moore.
“Judge Moore served his country in one of the toughest wars we’ve ever had, Vietnam,” Bannon said, “Mitt, that’s honor and integrity, and by the way Mitt, while we’re on the subject of Vietnam and honor and integrity, you avoided service brother. Ok Mitt, here’s how it is brother, the college deferments that’s we can debate that, but you hid behind your religion. You went to France to be a missionary while guys were dying in rice patties in Vietnam. Do not talk to me about honor and integrity.”
While Republicans like McConnell and even longtime Alabama Sen. Richard Shelby have spoken out against Moore, the only prominent Republican backing Bannon’s choice is his former boss, President Donald Trump, who himself avoided the Vietnam War on multiple occasions.
“I think he’s going to do very well,” Trump said of Moore last week at the White House. “We do not want to have a liberal Democrat in Alabama. We want strong borders. We want stopping crime, we want to have the things that we represent and we certainly don’t want to have a liberal Democrat that is controlled by Nancy Pelosi and controlled by Chuck Schumer.”