Seth Rogen's Slimmed Down Appearance At The 2021 Emmys Is Causing A Stir

Seth Rogen has shown off his silver fox side, publicly debuting his new do and trim figure at the 2021 Emmys.

Television's biggest night is being held at its customary venue — the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles — and is its first in-person event since the pandemic began. Stand up comedian Cedric the Entertainer is taking up hosting duties following Jimmy Kimmel last year and the event being hostless in 2019, per ABC. While the majority of male presenters, nominees and guests have donned fairly tame black suits this year — one A-lister has added a bit of much-needed color to the red carpet. Funny man and pottery enthusiast Rogen arrived at the 73rd Emmys looking bright and dapper with an orange suit jacket, bow tie, and stylish glasses.

The Canadian actor, who's starring in the new '90s biopic "Pam and Tommy" alongside Lily James and Sebastian Stan, while not up for an award, is hitting the stage to present Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. But fans seem to think Rogen deserves a standing ovation himself for his latest look.

Fans say Seth Rogen is 'getting better with age' at the Emmys

While humor is generally considered an attractive trait — fans are declaring that Seth Rogen has now become "hot." Rogen's pandemic — and now Emmys — glow-up has certainly been a topic of conversation on Twitter on the night of the Emmys, with one person writing: "BREAKING: Seth Rogen is hot #Emmys." Aside from Rogen's snazzy outfit, the "Knocked Up" star also showed a more slimmed down appearance and short hair. Rogen, known for his signature beard and curly locks, first unveiled his drastic chop and silvery hair in a selfie posted on September 2. He captioned his Instagram post: "New hair, same smoldering." Similar to the praise he got on social media, Rogen is receiving even more love for his "strong english professor energy" at the Emmys.

One person wrote: "Seth Rogen call me," while another said: "Seth Rogen sans curls is a look!" Others, however, had to do a double-take. "Also, somehow I didn't hear his introduction and did not realize this was @Sethrogen until afterwards! Anyone else?" Another said: "I'm trying to figure out who Seth Rogen looks like here, cause it is clearly not himself." Rogen, himself, was also a little confused by the Emmys — and no, not about his "pumpkin spice latte" look. During the opening monologue, Rogen joked about the ceremony being held in a "hermetically sealed tin" during a pandemic — "I would not have come to this!"

Seth Rogen's COVID-19 rant also raised eyebrows

Perhaps the only thing that caused more of a stir than actor Seth Rogen's slimmed down appearance was his rogue (see what we did there?) comments about what he perceived were the event organizers' lackluster attempts at creating a COVID-19 conscious environment.

After exclaiming in front of the audience that he "would not have come" to the 2021 Emmys had he known that the gathering would indeed include a "roof," Rogen went on to further admonish the Television Academy, while laughing in shock the whole time. "It's more important that we have three chandeliers than that we make sure we don't kill Eugene Levy tonight? That is what has been decided," he said (per Forbes), before adding, "This is insane. I went from wiping my groceries to having Paul Bettany sneeze in my face. So, that's a big week! If anyone's gonna sneeze in my face, Paul, I want it to be you." 

Emmys host Cedric the Entertainer rushed to the event's defense

Though many were quick to agree with Seth Rogen's impromptu on-air rant, others called foul. 

As reported by Forbes, right before breaking for commercials, DJ Reggie Watts quickly got in front of the criticism. "Despite what Seth might have said, we're going to celebrate and party, but while we're doing that we're absolutely following all the health and safety guidelines that some really smart people asked us to do to keep us safe from Covid," he reassured the audience. 

The 2021 host Cedric the Entertainer also quickly rushed to the event's defense. "It actually feels amazing in here unlike what Seth was talking about. It feels good. We're all vaxxed. We had to get vaxxed to come here. I got vaxxed."

Still, it appeared much of the Twitterverse agreed with Rogen. "I appreciate Seth Rogen calling out the crowded indoor setting of the Emmys, both because I was thinking it and because it's now funny to watch the show scramble to course correct the narrative," one Twitter user penned. Meanwhile another user gave a seeming nod of approval to the comedian's rant with a simple, "I love you @sethrogen."