Seth Rogen had strong words for a Washington Post film critic who suggested that films like Neighbors encouraged Santa Barbara killer Elliot Rodger. Ann Hornaday wrote: "How many students watch outsized frat-boy fantasies like Neighbors and feel, as Rodger did, unjustly shut out of college life that should be full of sex and fun and pleasure?" Rogen tweeted at Hornaday, calling the article "horribly insulting and misinformed," and wrote, "How dare you imply that me getting girls in movies caused a lunatic to go on a rampage." Director/producer Judd Apatow also piped in, calling the article self-promotional.