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Like your most ambitious DM slides, this failed too.
At some point in every celebrity’s stardom, they realize they can use their fame as exposure for pet causes. Actor Seth Rogen woke up Thursday morning and realized his ability to “slide into the DMs” of the political elite may help him take down President Trump.
On Twitter, users can’t send direct messages to other users unless they follow one another. Because Trump Jr. follows Rogen, he was able to give him a piece of his mind about how Trump’s presidency has been going.
“Your father is trying to discredit our media, collude with Russia, and destroy the environment,” Rogen wrote to Trump Jr. “It would be super cool if you could 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.”
Rogen also messaged Trump Jr. about Jason Chaffetz, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman who called for an investigation into White House leaks Thursday morning.
“Also, please tell your dad that this guy, Jason Chaffetz, you know the dude with the awesome Twitter handle @jasoninthehouse, should probably investigate Flynn’s connection to Russia because he got fired over it,” Rogen wrote.
Thursday wasn’t the first time Rogen showed animosity toward the Trump administration. Despite being famous as a Canadian comedian, his Twitter is awfully serious and he often tweets about American politics.
Some users on Twitter argued about what Rogen’s role was in politics, and whether or not celebrities should have a say.
Rogen responded to one user, Ashley Feinberg, who responded to his tweet and said “we deserve everything that’s happening.”
“You’re right,” Rogen responded. “I should probably just keep my mouth shut? Keep Hollywood out of politics?”
At press time, Trump Jr. had not responded to Rogen’s direct messages.
Tess Cagle is a reporter who focuses on politics, lifestyle, and streaming entertainment. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Texas Monthly, the Austin American-Statesman, Damn Joan, and Community Impact Newspaper. She’s also a portrait, events, and live music photographer in Central Texas.