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Seth Rogen Brags About Turning Down Photo With Paul Ryan: ‘No Way, Man!’

Virginia Kruta Associate Editor

Actor Seth Rogen bragged about refusing to take a photo with outgoing House Speaker Paul Ryan during an appearance on “The Late Show” Friday night.

“‘No way, man!'” he recalled telling Ryan, “And I couldn’t stop. I said, ‘Furthermore, I hate what you’re doing with the country at this moment.'”

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Rogen explained to host Stephen Colbert that he had been invited to speak at an event hosted by Utah Republican Senate candidate Mitt Romney about brain health — since Rogen has a charity that benefits those with Alzheimers — and he stumbled into a chance meeting with Speaker Ryan.

At one point, two very young, white teenage men … they asked to take a picture with me. They’re maybe 16, 17. Very nice fans — clearly fans of mine.

And then they said, ‘Our Dad wants to meet you,’ and I turned around and Paul Ryan was walking towards me. My whole body puckered, as it were. I tensed up. And … I didn’t know what to do!

Rogen said that Ryan shook his hand then asked for a photo himself. Admitting he felt a little conflicted because Ryan’s sons were still standing close by, Rogen said that he just couldn’t help himself. (RELATED: These Are The Best Responses To Seth Rogen’s Idiotic ‘American Sniper’ Tweet)

‘No way, man! And I couldn’t stop. I said, ‘Furthermore, I hate what you’re doing with the country at this moment, and I’m counting the days till you no longer have one iota of the power that you currently have.’ And I look over and his kids are still standing right there, and I feel very conflicted about this at this moment. It’s not their fault, but at the same time, they should probably learn that if they like a movie or song, the person who made that probably doesn’t like their Dad that much—unless they’re watching ‘Roseanne reruns.