Rogen said Bieber is “a good example of someone, who you meet, who you think you are going to hate and then you get to hate him. … You meet him and he lives up to every one of your expectations.”
In response to his comments, Bieber tweeted: “Seth Rogan sorry I didnt bow down when I asked 2 meet u was probably a bit shy and didn’t want to be over the top but still. love ur movies.”
Rogen said that he and Bieber first met backstage at a German talk show when the Bieber craze began.
“Someone came to the door and was like ‘Justin Bieber wants to meet you,'” Rogen said. Rogen agreed to meet Bieber, but he said the singer made is seem as though Rogen requested the meeting.
“What the f***, I don’t want to meet you!” Rogen said. “Don’t act all nonplussed to meet me. I didn’t want to meet you.”
Rogen, at the time, said that he thought the reaction was due to Bieber being young. But, when the two met later, Rogen said the same thing happened again.
“I saw him again at like an MTV awards show, he literally had a snake wrapped around his f****** wrist that he was wearing,” Rogen explained. “I talked to him for like five minutes. … No humility, no awareness, no sense that ‘I appeal to young, young people, maybe a grown man who works in comedy doesn’t f****** give a s*** about me. Maybe I should act in such a way that perhaps this isn’t the great experience of his f****** life. I remember thinking ‘He’s a piece of s***'”
Rogen then said he only opened his mouth because of the trouble Bieber was getting into: “Then I came out of the meeting and it had been retweeted like 200,000 times,” Rogen said. “I seemed to have tapped into something here.”