Country music star and former U.S. Army medic Craig Morgan has taken to social media to respond to Seth Rogen’s remarks about the movie American Sniper, Taste of Country is reporting.
On Sunday, actor and comedian Seth Rogen ruffled more than a few feathers when he posted, via Twitter, his thoughts on the film about former U.S. Navy Seal Chris Kyle.
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
In his Tweet, Rogen compared American Sniper’s pro-military message with the movie-within-a-movie that is being shown in the last third of Inglorious Basterds. That movie is, itself, a parody movie entitled Nation’s Pride, which is supposed to be a Nazi propaganda film. In other words, Rogen compared American Sniper to a non-existent piece of Nazi propaganda. Craig Morgan, who served in the U.S. Army as a medic for nearly 10 years and then as a reservist for another six, according to the Boot, didn’t take kindly to that assertion. Taking to his personal Facebook page, Morgan posted a long response to Rogen’s tweet, in which he called out the comedian for his remarks.
“Seth Rogen 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. I realize that your statement was in reference to the movie and not Chris Kyle himself, however the movie was about a portion of Chris’s life so therefore it was in reference to Chris… 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.”
As of this post, Morgan’s message has generated over 129,000 “Likes” and over 17,000 “Shares” on Facebook. For his part, Seth Rogen responded to Morgan’s criticism, however obliquely.
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
American Sniper‘s seemingly pro-military message has generated something of a war of words on social media, particularly between certain outspoken individuals who oppose war, and those who believe that remarks critical of war are insensitive, or offensive, to veterans and current members of the military — most notably liberal documentarian Michael Moore, who made remarks suggesting that snipers are “cowards,” according to this Inquisitr report.
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