Seth Rogen has issued a statement apologizing for the use of blackface on the set of the upcoming comedy “Good Boys.” The film, produced by Rogen and Evan Goldberg, received backlash after photos from the set showed a stand-in for 11-year-old actor Keith L. Williams wearing makeup to darken his face.
“I should start by saying this shouldn’t have happened, and I’m terribly sorry it did,” Rogen said. “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.”