Michael Moore and Others in Hollywood Are Not Happy About the Success of “American Sniper”

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Clint Eastwood’s American Sniper is continuing to make waves across Hollywood.

While the film has been a hit with audiences — with a record-setting debut at the box office, and A-plus CinemaScore rating — its subject matter is causing controversy among some in Hollywood for its perceived pro-war message.

Seth Rogen, whose latest film caused its fair share of controversy, tweeted aboutSniper:

Rogen is referring to the fake film that showed up in Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds, about a German sniper killing Allied soldiers from a clock tower, essentially comparing Eastwood’s film to Nazi propaganda.

Later, Rogen clarified his tweet.

Director Michael Moore, who famously criticized the Iraq War in his 2003 Oscar acceptance speech, also took to Twitter to express his views, calling snipers “cowards”.

Although on Monday he claimed his tweets weren’t in reference to the film, saying that he never tweeted one word about the film or Chris Kyle specifically. Moore then linked to a lengthy Facebook post where he explained why he was tweeting about snipers in the first place, and criticized the media for drawing connection to the Clint Eastwood movie:

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SOURCE: Kelly Lawler
USA TODAY

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