Great news for 2000s comedy fans … and terrible news for TikTok conspiracy theorists: Despite the pervasive claims of a viral video, it seems beloved comedian Seth Rogen not been kidnapped by an evil ceramicist, a fact he recently clarified on social media. 

It all started last week when a TikTok user @chriscanbefunny took to the platform to share a musical theory surrounding the actor's social media presence, speculating that the parade of gorgeous ceramics snaps that have been dominating his Instagram and Twitter accounts as of lately – and the notable lack of selfies – aren't merely the product of an artsy social media hiatus, rather, subtle clues that the star is being held hostage. 

“Has anyone seen Seth Rogen lately? I’ve seen a lot of photos of his vases. Haven’t seen a recent photo of his face yet,” the TikToker sang in the video that has since garnered more than 186,000 views, hammering a “missing” poster for the celebrity onto a telephone pole.  “I have a crazy hypothesis. Seth was kidnapped by a shady ceramicist, who has him tied up, completely incapacitated, posting pics on Seth's Twitter so we think he's not dead.” 

@chriscanbefunny

Although @chriscanbefunny does have a point, considering most of Rogen's content has been vases since May, when we last got a glimpse of his smiling face in a post promoting his new book, the comedian took to Twitter to clarify the situation. 

“This video is very funny and not at all true! I have not been kidnapped!” he wrote alongside the TikTok. “This is not a kidnapper writing this from Seth’s account! I promise!” 

Considering that is exactly the kind of thing a maniacal ceramicist with access to their celebrity hostage's social media platforms, naturally, fans had their doubts, asking him for coded help signals …

… and asking for confirmation that he does make the vases …

… however, Rogen seemingly had none of this nonsense, responding a simple “nope” when asked if this was actually the kidnapper talking. 

So Seth, if you're reading this, please drop a tutorial. We miss you. 

Top Image: TikTok/Shutterstock

For more internet nonsense, follow Carly on Instagram @HuntressThompson_ on TikTok as @HuntressThompson_, and on Twitter @TennesAnyone.

Get a new true crime story in your inbox every day

It's true crime week in One Cracked Fact! Subscribe to get true crime sent to your inbox every day this week. Plus, one One Cracked Fact subscriber will be randomly chosen to win a collection of five true crime books. Sign up now!

Forgot Password?