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Seth Rogen to Boycott SiriusXM Appearances Due to Steve Bannon’s Hosting Gig

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SiriusXM is giving a Steve Bannon a show, so Seth Rogen is giving SiriusXM a hard pass. The actor was supposed to do press rounds on the radio network next week, but in light of Bannon reassuming his role as host of the Breitbart News Daily show (airing, naturally, on the Patriot channel), Rogen is changing his plans. And he’s also giving Bannon his two cents.

A spokesman for the company provided in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter responding to Rogen’s position. “Since its inception, SiriusXM has promised to deliver a diversity of opinions and viewpoints, from conservative to progressive to everything in between.” He added, “SiriusXM takes no political position of our own across our more than 175 channels, but we are here to provide an open forum no matter where listeners stand on the political spectrum. Free speech is vitally important. We ardently believe that by allowing a virtually unlimited platform of viewpoints, we are doing our best to uphold that core value.”

Seth Rogen Will Now Avoid SiriusXM Thanks to Steve Bannon