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."
American Sniper kind of reminds me of the movie that's showing in the third act of Inglorious Basterds.— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) January 18, 2015
I just said something "kinda reminded" me of something else. I actually liked American Sniper. It just reminded me of the Tarantino scene.— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) January 19, 2015
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.— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) January 19, 2015
I truly hope this clears things up: pic.twitter.com/1lLM4cA5je— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) January 23, 2015