Seth Rogen alleges that white supremacist groups are review bombing his new Christmas performance, which has received poor reviews.
The 39-year-old comedian recently teamed up with Sarah Silverman, 51, for a Christmas-themed animated TV program that is definitely not for kids.
Santa Inc., which airs on HBO Max, follows the story of an elf named Sarah who aspires to be the first female Santa Claus.
Santa Inc. debuted on the site on Thursday and has received a lot of negative feedback thus far.
The series has a poor Rotten Tomatoes rating of 3% and an IMDB rating of 1.1, making it the site’s lowest-rated show ever.
Writer Seth claims that the negative ratings are the result of ‘white supremacists’ who are deliberately review-bombing the series by submitting negative reviews solely because of the subject matter of Santa Inc.
The ” Knocked Up” star wrote to Twitter, “We really pissed off tens of thousands of white supremacists with our new show #SantaInc which is now available on HBOMAX!”
Some on social media mocked Seth for his white supremacist hypothesis, with one person asking whether he had ‘thought the viewership rating isn’t based on white supremacy and that maybe it’s simply not that good?’
Some comments, notably in the quotation retweets, were riddled with shocking bigotry and vicious antisemitism; Seth and Sarah are both Jewish.
Many of the 267 audience reviews on IMDB for Santa Inc criticize the show’s politics.
Seth and Sarah are ‘political campaigners’ who are ‘trying to push down our throat their ridiculous ideology,’ according to one one-star reviewer.
Another questioned why race and politics must “be thrown into EVERYTHING nowadays,” while a third said the event was “white people telling white people they are awful.”
Others just stated that they did not find it amusing or that the crude language was objectionable.