Seth Rogen faces flak after normalising crimes in big city

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Seth Rogen faces flak after normalising crimes in big city
Seth Rogen faces flak after normalising crimes in big city

Los Angeles, Nov 26 | Seth Rogen faces flak after normalising crimes in big city. Canadian actor Seth Rogen has come under fire after seemingly normalising crimes in big city.

The actor-writer came under fire after he dismissed someone’s complaint about having been robbed in Los Angeles while defending the city, reports aceshowbiz.com.

On Wednesday, November 24, YouTube personality Casey Neistat tweeted: “so our cars got robbed this morning because Los Angeles is a crime riddled 3rd world s**thole of a city.”

He then expressed gratitude towards the L.A. Police Department for arresting the criminal and retrieving all the stolen belongings, “but tremendous appreciation to the hardworking officers at the @LAPDWestLA who not only arrested the motherfucker but they got all of our stolen goods back”

Replying to the tweet, Rogen wrote: “Dude I’ve lived here for over 20 years. You’re nuts haha.” He also disagreed with the notion that L.A. “is a crime riddled 3rd world s**thole of a city,” declaring, “It’s lovely here. Don’t leave anything valuable in it. It’s called living in a big city.”

Neistat argued: “i can still be mad tho right? feel so violated.” Seth then responded, “You can be mad but I guess I don’t personally view my car as an extension of myself and I’ve never really felt violated any of the 15 or so times my car was broken in to. Once a guy accidentally left a cool knife in my car so if it keeps happening you might get a little treat.”

The 39-year-old then reiterated his earlier statement as saying: “Also it sucks your s**t was stolen but LA is not some s**thole city. As far as big cities go it has a lot going for it.”

After seeing the conversation, people quickly took side, with many accusing Rogen of being privileged.

“I, too, am unbothered when one of many cars gets broken into. I just ask my assistant to get it all cleaned up and repaired. What’s the big deal?” Tablet Magazine’s Noam Blum sarcastically said. He added, “Viewing crime as some quaint reality of urban living akin to deer eating your vegetable garden is some bulls**t Hollywood-goggles romanticization of something that has no redeeming value and doesn’t require some loss of humanity to prevent.”

“You know, people talk about how this or that statement embodies ‘privilege,’ and 95% of the time it’s total bulls**t, but this… yeah,” political commentator Cathy Young tweeted. Daily Caller reporter Dylan Housman wrote, “Multi-millionaire celebrity explains to you why having your car broken into isn’t a big deal and you should just get over it.”

“Why is it ok? It may not be a huge deal to someone with [tremendous] wealth, but it certainly is for someone who’s struggling. Might be the difference between making it & not. And regardless, the idea that it’s just ok…cost of living…is …am unhealthy one,” entertainment journalist Katherine Brodsky commented.

Another user wrote: “Lol says the guy who lives in a several million dollar mansion far from the tent city homeless drug users. Having a lot going for it is not accurate as more has been taken from it during this decline.” Someone else tweeted, “How about taking your privilege and doing something about that?”

A few, meanwhile, agreed with the actor that the car burglary didn’t justify someone from giving the city such nickname.

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After catching the heat, Rogen responded again on Twitter.

He wrote: “A lot of people come at me and talk s**t on Twitter hoping I’ll engage with them publicly and give them attention, but instead I DM them and tell them to go f**k themselves privately. It’s a lot more fun.”

Source: IANS

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Does MBA really help in getting a better job offer ?

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Most students pursuing an MBA come with the sole objective of having a decent job offer or a promotion in the existing job soon after completion of the MBA. And most of them take loans to pursue this career dream. According to a recent survey by education portal Campusutra.com  74% MBA 2022-24 aspirants said they would opt for education loans.

There are exceptional cases like those seeking master’s degree or may have a family business to take care of or an entrepreneurial venture in mind. But the exception cases are barely 1%. For the rest 99%, a management degree is a ticket to a dream job through campus placements or leap towards career enhancements. Stakes are high as many of them quit their jobs which essentially means loss of 2 years of income, apprehension and uncertainty of the job market. On top of that, the pressure to pay back the education loans. Hence the returns have to be high. There is more than just the management degree. Colleges need to ensure that they offer quality management education which enables them to be prepared for not just the demands of recruiters and for a decent job but also to sustain and achieve, all along their career path.

  • So, what exactly are the B Schools doing to prepare their students for the job market and make them industry ready ?
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These are the two key questions every MBA aspirant needs to ask, check and validate before filling the MBA application forms of management institutes. And worth mentioning that these application forms do not come cheap. An MBA aspirant who may have shortlisted 5 B Schools to apply for, may end up spending Rs 10,000.00 to Rs 15,000.00 just buying MBA / PGDM application forms.

While internship and placements data of some management institutes clearly indicates that recruiters today have specific demands. The skill sets looked for are job centric and industry oriented. MBA schools which have adopted new models of delivery and technology, redesigned their courses, built an effective evaluation process and prepared the students to cope with the dynamic business scenario, have done great with campus placements despite the economic slow down.

However, the skill set being looked for by a consulting company like Deloitte or KPMG may be quite different from FMCG or a manufacturing sector. Institutes need to acknowledge this fact and act accordingly.

  • Management institutes should ensure that students are intellectually engaged, self motivated and adapt to changes fast. In one word ‘VUCA ready’.
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The placement records of 2021 across top management institutes indicated the fact that recruitment is happening, skilled talent is in demand and certain management institutions continued to attract recruiters even in the middle of an ongoing crisis.

It is time, all management institutes rise to the occasion, understand market realities and identify areas of improvement at both ends – students and faculty.

After all, the stakes are high at both ends. B Schools taking corrective measures will stay while those which are lagging will end up shutting down.

Author Name : Nirmalya Pal

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