So pro-American movie “American Sniper” officially hit theaters, smashing January box office records at $107 million over the four-day weekend and earning rave reviews from viewers.
The story is based on the true story of real-life Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, who was allegedly the most lethal sniper in America’s military history.
Now, to any pro-American types, that title indicates he was likely a brave patriot who eliminated disgusting individuals, protected freedom and ultimately saved innocent lives.
Of course, to any anti-American types – like pretty much anyone in Hollywood not getting paid the big bucks for contributing to this movie – it instantly pegs Kyle as a dishonorable murderer.
I’m not going to repeat what Michael Moore said about the film; he’s so irrelevant at this point that I could care less about his ridiculous ramblings. But Seth Rogen is another story since he just starred in a COMEDY about assassinating North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un.
On January 18, Rogen tweeted: “American Sniper kind of reminds me of the movie that’s showing in the third act of Inglorious Basterds.”
Apparently, that means it’s akin to Nazi propaganda. Because, you know, American military efforts are pretty much synonymous with Hitler’s evil plot to take over the world. I mean, that’s why America and everywhere it brutally conquers is filled with barbed wire, concentration camps, crematoriums built especially to do away with human remains, genocides, etc., etc., etc.
Well country music singer Craig Morgan, who first served in the Army for 10 years of active duty, took issue with Rogen’s ignorant, tasteless and hypocritical statement via Facebook…
“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. You are fortunate to enjoy the privilege and freedom of working in and living in the United States, and saying whatever you want (regardless of how ignorant the statement) thanks to people like Chris Kyle who served in the United States military. Your statement is inaccurate and insensitive to Chris and his family. I’m sick and tired of people like you running your mouths 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.”
And fellow country singer Blake Shelton added his two cents on Twitter: “Sickens me to see celebrities or anybody slam the very people who protect their right to talk s---. #truecowards.”
One part of me would love to transport Hollywood types like Seth Rogen back to Nazi Germany for a few weeks to give them an idea of why comparing it to America is so absurd.
The other part of me realizes it wouldn’t do any good. I mean, come on, they’d be best pals with Hitler faster than you could say “Heil.”