Seth Rogen Apologizes After ‘Blackface’ Backlash On Set Of His Movie ‘Good Boys’: ‘I Won’t Give Excuses’

Seth Rogen has issued an apology after it was reported that his upcoming comedy “Good Boys” had used makeup to darken the face of a child actor’s stand-in.

Rogen, 36, insisted, “I won’t give excuses for why it happened,” as he spoke about the incident, which TMZ published pictures of earlier this week.

The actor said, according to The Guardian: “This shouldn’t have happened, and I’m terribly sorry it did.

“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.”

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Rogen’s comments come after TMZ stated that the stand-in for 11-year-old Keith L. Williams was allegedly pictured wearing an afro wig, as well as being fitted in a fat suit.

The publication added that the sight of the stand-in, who is reportedly a light-skinned African-American child, was “upsetting to at least one person on set.”

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Other sources connected to production company Good Universe also said that it’s “not uncommon for lighting purposes to match actors’ skin tones” and insisted it’s “not a blackface situation.”

They added that the stand-in’s father, who was a “longtime stunt performer and also on the set” was “offended by the [complaints] being made regarding his son.”

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