Seth Rogen, Michael Moore slam American Sniper, Twitter freaks out
Seth Rogen and Michael Moore are being raked over the coals by Twitter after daring to express their personal (and unfavorable) opinions on the movie American Sniper. Is the criticism fair?
The Bradley Cooper-helmed flick tells the true story of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle and his trials and tribulations both at war and on the home front. Directed by Clint Eastwood, the film provides an unflinching account of what it takes to live the life Kyle did, and its dramatic toll on himself and his family. He is billed as a hero — but not everyone agrees with that depiction.
Seth Rogen sent Twitter into an absolute fury after tweeting his thoughts on the movie — basically, he compared it to a Nazi propaganda film.
And cue the Twitter meltdown in 3… 2… 1…
Documentary filmmaker Michael Moore also had a few words about the movie, which he kinda claimed to like but then tweeted some passive-aggressive messages about how snipers are actually cowards — and it's his final sentences in this Facebook post that really drive his point home.
"I think most Americans don't think snipers are heroes," he wrote. "Hopefully not on this weekend when we remember that man in Memphis, Tennessee, who was killed by a sniper's bullet."
Unfortunately, Moore's point about Martin Luther King Jr. was lost on more than a few Twitter users.
Stay classy, Twitter!