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  |  Jan. 24, 2015 at 9:59 AM
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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."

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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