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
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
Sarah Palin took to Facebook to praise Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle, of whom the film was based, and addressed her post to “Hollywood leftists,” saying, “while caressing shiny plastic trophies you exchange among one another while spitting on the graves of freedom fighters who allow you to do what you do, just realize the rest of America knows you're not fit to shine Chris Kyle's combat boots.”Country star (and veteran) Craig Morgan took to Facebook to address Rogen personally: you don't know me nor did you know Chris Kyle (who was a Great American). I would be interested to know if you have a relationship with any American who served honorably in its military. Your statement is inaccurate and insensitive to Chris and his family.”“I'm sick and tired of people like you running your mouth when you have no idea what it takes for this country to maintain our freedoms. If you and anyone like you don't like it, leave,” he wrote. In response, Rogen took to Twitter to clarify his statement saying, “I just said something ‘kinda reminded’ me of something else. I actually liked American Sniper. It just reminded me of the Tarantino scene. I wasn't comparing the two. Big difference between comparing and reminding. Apples remind me of oranges. Can't compare them, though.“In general, the film’s historical veracity has been questioned, especially its insinuation that the United States went to war with Iraq because of the September 11th attacks and al-Qaida.American Sniper is currently up for six Academy Award nominations.
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