So, what did the The Interview actor say about the Clint Eastwood film, which tells the true story of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, that made fans so upset? Well, he essentially compared it to a Nazi propaganda film with his tweet, which read, "American Sniper kind of reminds me of the movie that's showing in the third act of Inglorious Basterds [sic]."
Now, five days after the tweet that caused so much anger, Rogen is taking to Twitter once again, but this time with a very different message.
On Thursday, the comedian wrote, "I truly hope this clears things up," alongside a lengthy message about how very sorry he is if his comments offended anyone — which they clearly did — and that he, in fact, enjoyed the film.
"My grandfather was a veteran. My comment about the movie was not meant to have any political implications," reads an excerpt from Rogen's tweet.
I truly hope this clears things up: pic.twitter.com/1lLM4cA5je— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) January 23, 2015
Aside from the public backlash, Rogen has also received hate mail from celebrities, including Dean Cain and Kid Rock, the latter's tweet reading, "Seth Rogen, your uncle probably molested you," a comment that Rogen responded to on Thursday, too.
And what's super weird is that @KidRock IS my uncle.— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) January 23, 2015
And you'll see personalized content just for you whenever you click the My Feed .
SheKnows is making some changes!