Seth Rogen has issued a public apology for his remarks about controversial movie American Sniper, insisting he did not mean to compare the film to Nazi propaganda.
The Knocked Up star hit headlines this week after he posted a series of tweets in which he suggested the Bradley Cooper movie reminded him of a Nazi propaganda film featured in Quentin Tarantino’s war movie Inglourious Basterds.
He subsequently returned to Twitter to clarify his comments, insisting he actually liked the Oscar-nominated film, which stars Cooper as real life crack shot sniper Chris Kyle, but his remarks sparked a storm of online outrage, with stars including Dean Cain and Kid Rock lining up to take shots at him.
Rogen has now waded into the furore once again in a bid to silence his critics, posting an online statement apologising for any offence he may have caused.
The note, posted on Twitter, reads, “I said a sniper movie reminded me of a scene in another movie that involved a sniper movie. I didn’t compare the two at all… People then claimed that I compared the movie to Nazi propaganda, something I would never do… and also implied that I somehow have something against Chris Kyle and veterans in general, neither of which are true in the least. My grandfather was a veteran. My comment about the movie was not meant to have any political implications… I’m sorry if this somehow offended anyone, but that was not my intention. I hope this clears things up.”
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I truly hope this clears things up: pic.twitter.com/1lLM4cA5je
— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) January 23, 2015