Seth Rogen and Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz have been engaging in an ongoing Twitter spat that many social media users characterized as a feud.
Rogen, an accomplished writer, actor, and comedian—is also an outspoken critic of the Trump-loyalist Texas Junior Senator who helped incite the deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol on January 6.
And when it comes to tearing the lawmaker to shreds, Rogen has no problem mincing words.
But he offered a different take in defining their profanity-laden exchanges—including one in which he called Cruz a "fascist."
"Feud implies equal ground," the actor said of the interpretation on Thursday's episode of A Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
Rogen used baseball players as an analogy to emphasize his take.
"If someone's trying to murder someone with a baseball bat and someone is yelling at that person to stop, is that a feud between the baseball bat wielder and the person yelling at the baseball bat wielder? "
"I don't know if that's a feud. Feud implies two people hitting each other with baseball bats."
You can watch the interview with Stephen Colbert here.
In previous tweets, Rogen slammed Cruz for ditching his constituents in the freezing cold for Cancun during the energy crisis and also for his role in amplifying the former President's perpetual false claims about a stolen election—which led to the deaths of five people in the Capitol riot.
"Ted Cruz is a fascist," he continued in his interview with Colbert.
"He denies the reality of the election. His words caused people to die and I'm making jokes about it. Is that a feud? I don't know."
"To me, it seems I'm pointing out the fact that he's a terrible man whose words have resulted in death."
Colbert asked the cannabis expert—who recently announced the launching of his own weed company—if he would consider toking with Cruz or anyone with diametrically opposed political beliefs.
"It would be beneficial to him, because it would be humanizing him in some way to hang out with me."
"I've tried, honestly. There are people in my life who hold the beliefs that Ted Cruz holds and I really try to engage with them throughout the last year and ultimately it was horrifying."
He concluded with:
"There is nothing I could convey that would reframe this person's reality as they viewed it."