Seth Rogen Addresses Hilarious TikTok Video Theorizing He's Been Kidnapped by 'Shady Ceramicist'

In recent days, a song made its way onto TikTok in which a detailed theory is presented regarding the current whereabouts of actor/writer/director Seth Rogen.

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Seth Rogen, fresh off the sharing of a widely enjoyed Paul Rudd memory and his televised convincing of Conan O’Brien to hit a joint, would like us all to know that he has not been kidnapped.

Over the past few days, you may have seen a TikTok clip making the usual rounds in which @chriscanbefunny is heard musically detailing a hilarious theory positing that Rogen has been kidnapped by “a shady ceramicist.” As evidence of this theory, the video melodically highlights the high volume of pottery pics Rogen shares to social media.

Rogen, of course, has been a ceramicist himself for a few years now. In a 2019 interview with Caroline McCloskey for GQ, the Yearbook author compared the feeling of working with clay to the therapeutic benefits of a daily practice such as yoga.

“It’s like yoga, if you got a thing at the end,” he said.

This love of the craft serves as the basis for @chriscanbefunny’s brief song, the hook of which sees the Los Angeles-based comedian wondering if everyone should “check on” Rogen. For added hilarity, the clip imagines that Rogen’s captor would force him to recite Pineapple Express lines.

“This video is very funny and not at all true!” Rogen said Tuesday when sharing the clip. “I have not been kidnapped! This is not a kidnapper writing this from Seth’s account! I promise!”

This video is very funny and not at all true! I have not been kidnapped! This is not a kidnapper writing this from Seth’s account! I promise!

— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) August 3, 2021

And while some fans were quick to joke that the tweet sounded like something a person being held against their will by “a shady ceramicist” might say, Rogen returned to the topic several hours later, adding that it was “always a good headline to see” when reports of his non-kidnapping started stacking up.

Always a good headline to see.

— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) August 4, 2021

Soon, Rogen will be seen in Hulu’s biographical miniseries Pam & Tommy, which focuses on the relationship between Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee. Rogen plays ex-adult film actor Rand Gauthier in director Craig Gillespie’s series and will be joined in the main cast by Lily James as Pamela and Sebastian Stan as Tommy.

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