Clint Eastwood’s American Sniper may be doing well at the box office and in the minds of the American audience, but Michael Moore has only word to describe the men who fight in the U.S. military: coward.
In a related report by the Inquisitr, American Sniper was based upon the real life of Chris Kyle and the autobiography titled American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History. But the story created by Clint Eastwood apparently contains some fictional elements, and some reports go so far as to claim the “real American Sniper was a hate-filled killer.”
Michael Moore is infamous for making inflammatory statements in addition to creating documentaries that many find questionable. Moore is a big advocate of gun control laws and he has never been a fan of the United States military. But even many progressives who disagree with the war in Iraq may say Moore has gone too far with this comment he left on Twitter.
“My uncle [was] killed by [a] sniper in [World War II]. We were taught snipers were cowards. Will shoot you in the back. Snipers aren’t heroes. And invaders are worse.”
As a U.S. Navy SEAL, Chris Kyle served four tours in Iraq and became one of the most lethal snipers in American history. Kyle’s accuracy possibly saved the lives of American soldiers. According to Moore, that makes Kyle a coward, although it’s possible Moore is looking for a target for some Oscars-related angst.
After all, American Sniper scored Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Adapted Screening nominations. The one big surprise is that Clint Eastwood did not receive a nomination for Best Director, although Moore was apparently upset about a different snub.
“Everybody else – try to see SELMA this weekend! Simply because it is a piece of brilliant filmmaking, the likes of which are so rare…”
The reason for the outrage was not only for Selma. Not a single black actor or actress was nominated this year at the Oscars, which had many progressives like Michael Moore fuming about the “whitewashing” of Hollywood.
What do you think about Michael Moore’s comments about Clint Eastwood’s American Sniper?