Seth Rogen Cancels SiriumXM Appearance in Protest of Steve Bannon Hiring
Seth Rogen has been making the rounds lately in promotion of the film, The Disaster Artist, however, the actor has recently axed some dates from a SiriusXM press tour in protest of the radio network's re-hiring of former alt-right Trump adviser Steve Bannon.
The acquisition of Bannon is part of a "major expansion" of the Breitbart News Network's radio programming on the platform,
"I was supposed to do a press tour on @SiriusXM on Tuesday 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 f*ck Steve Bannon." Rogen tweeted.
SiriusXM responded to Rogen's tweet in a statement: "Since its inception, SiriusXM has promised to deliver a diversity of opinions and viewpoints, from conservative to progressive to everything in between. SiriusXM takes no political position of our own across our more than 175 channels, but we are here to provide an open forum no matter where listeners stand on the political spectrum," SiriusXM spokesperson Patrick Reilly said in a statement to EW. "Free speech is vitally important. We ardently believe that by allowing a virtually unlimited platform of viewpoints, we are doing our best to uphold that core value."