This past weekend's SNL featured Seth Rogen poking fun at James Franco and his recent scandal involving his pursuit of a 17-year-old girl via Instagram. Through the use of television and comedy, Rogen was able to downplay the controversy his good friend had found himself a part of. With controversy in the digital age, it seems that not only is humor frequently implemented as a tactic to deal with it, but it also blurs the line of right and wrong and what is inappropriate.

Seth Rogen mocks James Franco teenage girl scandal on 'SNL'

Third time's a charm! Seth Rogen, hosted Saturday Night Live and was joined by special guests James Franco, Zooey Deschanel and Taylor Swift

This video found on Funny Or Die illustrates a celebrity's own reaction to the controversy surrounding their decisions. Heidi Montag, known and criticized for her excessive plastic surgery, pokes fun at herself - alluding to the idea that she recognizes her mistake or is reacting to the haters.

Heidi Montag speaks out about the horrors of having to pay for plastic surgery with a credit card.

Another example of the use of humor as a method of dealing with the male pop star's recklessness. This way of reacting to the controversy surrounding his arrest illustrates how the digital age both enables and encourages the spread of public opinion and creative reactions.

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In response to the growing presence of the hindi on the faces of celebrities today, this woman expresses her frustration at the hypocrisy of the pop fashion trend. This woman used Tumblr as a means of expressing her emotions and opinions and responding to the controversy that surrounds Selena Gomez's recent choices.

In response to the growing presence of the hindi on the faces of celebrities today, this woman expresses her frustration at the hypocrisy of the pop fashion trend. This woman used Tumblr as a means of expressing her emotions and opinions and responding to the controversy that surrounds Selena Gomez's recent choices.

Celebrity controversy creates comedy, and is perpetuated by it. Created in response to Miley Cyrus' VMA performance, this meme illustrates the idea that after controversy, mockery ensues. Four celebrity veterans of controversy are pictured here at the Mean Girls' lunch table ironically (& comically) denying Miley entrance into their world. Guess they are offended by her behavior, eh?  Notice how the digital age allows creators to blend generational films & media tools in response to…

"You can't sit with us!" - Mean Girls (Paris Hilton) (Britney Spears) (Lindsay Lohan) (Amanda Bynes) (Miley Cyrus)

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