While he’s already a favourite among Metro Vancouverites, Seth Rogen wasn’t as well received in the east.
Toronto decided to apply his loveable comedic stylings to their transit system, the TTC, after Translink began its announcements; however, his voice was promptly removed from the messages.
In fact, they only lasted for one month on the system before they were removed. The messages, which are similar to the ones heard on Vancouver’s SkyTrains and buses, started playing on July 31st, but were removed by the end of August.
Vancouver, on the other hand, is still playing them.
more importantly: what happened to Seth Rogen's TTC announcements?????
I rode the subway the other day for the first time in months… no Rogen. wut why.
— jewkrainian (@jewkrainian) September 14, 2018
The Toronto transit provider stated that it decided to phase out the announcements after it was determined that riders weren’t all too keen on Rogen’s style.
A number of riders voiced their concern on Twitter over Rogen’s decorum, and they didn’t take too kindly to the actor’s choices.
No, it’s just him being extremely loud and being like “WHAT ARE YA DOING, MAAAAN? STEP BACK BEHIND THE YELLOW LINE. I MEAN IT, STEP BACK BRO!”
— Stephanie Cooke (@hellocookie) August 10, 2018
If more people on the #TTC spoke up, we wouldn't have to listen to Seth Rogen at 8:00 a.m.
— Dylan Hayden (@Dylanhayden) September 18, 2018
— Chris Tremblay (@ChrisTremblay) September 13, 2018
With that being said, a number of Torontonians adore the funnyman, and don’t share the same sentiments.
Nevertheless, Rogen’s voice won’t appear on the Toronto lines for the next foreseeable future.