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Can America just come together and admit that we really all would be better off without Michael Moore in our lives? Nothing bad has to happen to the man, but if he could just disappear completely from the national conversation the world would be a happier place. Just take his latest rant on Twitter, where he mocked the idea that a sniper like Chris Kyle could be considered a hero.
Here's what Moore tweeted:
My uncle killed by sniper in WW2. We were taught snipers were cowards. Will shoot u in the back. Snipers aren't heroes. And invaders r worse— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) January 18, 2015
But if you're on the roof of your home defending it from invaders who've come 7K miles, you are not a sniper, u are brave, u are a neighbor.— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) January 19, 2015
After taking some flack for his remarks, Moore tweeted:
Hmm. I never tweeted 1word bout AmericanSniper/ChrisKyle. I said my uncle killed by sniper in WWII; only cowards would do that 2 him, others— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) January 19, 2015
Yeah, still not good...
So ppl want me 2tweet something bout American Sniper? Great acting! Powerful message. Sad ending. There. My FB post: https://t.co/By4leT6b67— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) January 19, 2015
Oh, and Iraqis are called "savages" throughout the film.— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) January 19, 2015
And he certainly didn't back down...
Sorry to have to state the obvious again: Invading a country that hasn't attacked you is illegal & immoral. History will judge us harshly.— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) January 19, 2015
Moore wasn't the only Hollywood celebrity mocking 'American Sniper'. Comedian Seth Rogen also criticized the film, comparing it to the Nazi propaganda film from Tarantino's Inglorious Basterds.
American Sniper kind of reminds me of the movie that's showing in the third act of Inglorious Basterds.— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) January 18, 2015
Glenn, a big fan of the film, was less than impressed with the comments.
"You walk out of that thinking quite honestly, I think in some ways, this is a very Vietnam-era movie, because you walk out seeing the destruction of these good people. You see the American soldier being destroyed. They are not coming back to hero parades. They're like 'I can't adjust. I don't know what to do'," Glenn said.
"It's people like Seth Rogen making sure that's true. They are berated for no reason after their service," Stu said.
"And Michael Moore, who does this stuff to our troops continually, over and over again. Awful," Pat added.
Update: After his comments were picked up by the media, Seth Rogen took to Twitter and claimed he was being taken out of context.
I just said something "kinda reminded" me of something else. I actually liked American Sniper. It just reminded me of the Tarantino scene.— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) January 19, 2015
I wasn't comparing the two. Big difference between comparing and reminding. Apples remind me of oranges. Can't compare them, though.— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) January 19, 2015
But if you were having a slow news day, you're welcome for me giving you the opportunity to blow something completely out of proportion.— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) January 19, 2015