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Seth Rogen clarifies his 'American Sniper' comment

"American Sniper kind of reminds me of the movie that's showing in the third act of Inglorious Basterds," is the tweet that sparked a backlash against Rogen last week.

By Karen Butler
Cast members James Franco (L) and Seth Rogen arrive for the premiere of the motion picture comedy "The Interview" at The Theatre at Ace Hotel in Los Angeles on December 11, 2014. The film, starring US actors Seth Rogen and James Franco, is a comedy about a CIA plot to assassinate its leader Kim Jong-Un, played by Randall Park. North Korea has vowed 'merciless retaliation' against what it calls a 'wanton act of terror' -- although it has denied involvement in a massive cyber attack on Sony Pictures, the studio behind the film. UPI/Jim Ruymen | <a href="/News_Photos/lp/ca80749a794e65fb3862b80e8cd04129/" target="_blank">License Photo</a>
Cast members James Franco (L) and Seth Rogen arrive for the premiere of the motion picture comedy "The Interview" at The Theatre at Ace Hotel in Los Angeles on December 11, 2014. The film, starring US actors Seth Rogen and James Franco, is a comedy about a CIA plot to assassinate its leader Kim Jong-Un, played by Randall Park. North Korea has vowed 'merciless retaliation' against what it calls a 'wanton act of terror' -- although it has denied involvement in a massive cyber attack on Sony Pictures, the studio behind the film. UPI/Jim Ruymen | License Photo

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- The Interview actor, writer and producer Seth Rogen has made another attempt at explaining what he meant when he said in a recent polarizing tweet that American Sniper reminded him of a scene in Inglorious Basterds.

Rogen posted a message last week, saying, "American Sniper kind of reminds me of the movie that's showing in the third act of Inglorious Basterds."

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As the tweet sparked a media firestorm, Rogen made several attempts to clarify his remarks on Twitter before he ultimately posted a screenshot of a longer explanation Thursday.

"I didn't compare the two at all. I merely said that one kind of reminded me of the other, because they both involved plots about the most lethal of snipers," Rogen wrote. "People then claimed that I compared the movie American Sniper to Nazi propaganda, something I would NEVER do, (I've already publicly explained that I enjoyed American Sniper) and also implied that I somehow have something against Chris Kyle and veterans in general, neither of which are true in the least."

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