Seth Rogen: I Wasn’t Getting “Political” With American Sniper Comments, And I’m Sorry If I “Somehow Offended”
Seth Rogen is apologizing for his controversial tweets about American Sniper. As Gossip Cop reported, the actor found himself in hot water earlier this week after seemingly comparing the Chris Kyle war movie to Nazi propaganda. And though he later clarified, Rogen’s comments continued to be misinterpreted. He took to Twitter Thursday evening to try to set the record straight once and for all.
Rogen’s initial tweet on Sunday read: “American Sniper kind of reminds me of the movie that’s showing in the third act of Inglorious Basterds.” On Monday, he responded to the backlash saying, “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.”
Rogen, however, continued to get slammed, including by fellow celebrities like Whoopi Goldberg and Dean Cain, who was friends with Kyle. Now The Interview star says, “I said a sniper movie kind of reminded me of a scene in another movie that involved a sniper movie. I didn’t compare the two at all. I merely said that one kind of reminded me of the other, because both involved plots about the most lethal of snipers.:
“People then claimed that I compared the movie American Sniper to Nazi propaganda, something I would NEVER do, (I’ve already publically explained that I enjoyed American Sniper) and also implied that I have something against Chris Kyle and veterans in general, neither of which are true in the least,” Rogen goes on. He notes, “My grandfather was a veteran.”
Rogen continues, “My comment about the movie was not meant to have any political implications. Any political meaning was ascribed to my comment by news commentary. I’m sorry if this somehow offended anyone, but that was not my intention.” Check out the full message the actor posted below. What do you think of Rogen’s latest remarks?