Seth Rogen, MTV Movie Awards 2016

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Nearly two years after the Sony hack famously rocked the entertainment industry,Seth Rogenfeels the media's handling of the incident has left a far more negative impact than the private information exposed. 

In an appearance on Any Given Wednesday, host Bill Simmons brought up the notion that journalists called the information "leaks, when the emails were stolen," to which the actor responded, "That is honestly the thing that drives me f---ing crazy." 

In congruence with many critics' opinion that the media was aiding the hackers by publishing and reporting on the hack's contents, Rogen continued, "That's what I think, honestly, looking back in 10 years, the Sony hack's most relevance lies there. It was the first major cyber-attack that actually kind of put the media to the test of like, ‘How do we deal with this?"

The comedian, whose film The Interview was at the epicenter of the event, likened the hack to a home invasion gone awry. 

"Someone just robbed your house and gave every one of your personal photos, diaries, letters, your correspondences, and basically just left it on the street corner," he continued. "What are we going to do with that? Do you protect the victim of the crime? Do you do what the perpetrator of the crime is hoping you're going to do?'" 

Despite revelations that ultimately began a longstanding dialogue on the pay gap between actors and actresses, Rogen says it was hypocritical of the production company to pressure former co-chair Amy Pascal to step down in the hack's aftermath. 

"But look what happened as a result of all that," Rogen said, referring to Pascal's departure. "One person lost their job: a woman who was running the studio, who specifically had a very feminist agenda in the best way possible. She greenlit the Ghostbusters movie, she had been talking about making movies specifically less homophobic in a lot of ways, and she's the one person who basically lost her job over it."

Rogen also sympathizes with those who saw their personal emails make headlines, saying, "I would have had some explaining to do. You talk s--t about a million people in your day-to-day life in your emailing, especially if the last 20 years of my emails had come out, which I would have not liked."

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