Seth Rogen: I Was NOT Comparing American Sniper to Nazi Propaganda Movie

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By Daniel Gates

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Seth Rogen says he never compared American Sniper to the fake Nazi propaganda movie shown near the end of the Quentin Tarantino film Inglourious Basterds. The actor cleared up the confusion on Monday, slamming the media for misinterpreting his tweet.

The controversy began on Sunday, when Rogen tweeted, “American Sniper kind of reminds me of the movie that’s showing in the third act of Inglorious Basterds.” In the earlier movie, Nazi leaders are seen watching a propaganda film called Stolz der Nation (Nation’s Pride), about a German sniper. After Rogen’s tweet, dozens of news sites blasted him for seeming to draw a comparison between that film and Clint Eastwood’s new American Sniper, about real-life Navy SEAL sharpshooter Chris Kyle.

On Monday, Rogen clarified on Twitter: “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.” What do you think about what Rogen had to say?

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