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Seth Rogen Addresses Controversial ‘American Sniper’ Comments

Seth Rogen Addresses Controversial ‘American Sniper’ Comments


Seth Rogen has moved to clarify his controversial comments about Bradley Cooper’s acclaimed movie American Sniper, insisting his remarks have been “blown out of proportion”.

The Interview star hit headlines on Monday after he tweeted about the Oscar-nominated drama and appeared to compare it to Nazi propaganda footage shown in Quentin Tarantino’s acclaimed World War II film Inglourious Basterds.

Rogen wrote, “American Sniper kind of reminds me of the movie that’s showing in the third act of Inglourious Basterds.”

The post sparked a wave of online outrage, prompting Rogen to return to the site to clarify his comment, writing, “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… 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.”

American Sniper, which is nominated for six Oscars including Best Picture, stars Cooper as real life Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, who endured four tours of duty in Iraq and notched up 160 confirmed kills.

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Jasmine Alyce Jasmine is the Associate Editor/Reporter for FanBolt. She’s been obsessed with pop culture and entertainment news since the olden days of MTV’s ‘TRL’ and graduated in 2009 with her BA in Journalism. She’s a huge horror and sci-fi/fantasy fan and her favorite shows include: American Horror Story, Game of Thrones, Pretty Little Liars, Doctor Who, Bates Motel, Once Upon A Time and Scandal, to name a few.


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