Uh-oh. Proud, flag-waving Americans are OUTRAGED this evening after Seth Rogen tweeted a controversial hot take about American Sniper, the biopic about Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle that made beau coup money at the box office this weekend. Though Rogen was the subject of so much American pride just a few weeks ago when he told North Korea to suck it, he is now being compared to Michael Moore.
The beloved stoner funnyman — a CANADIAN, too — tweeted that Clint Eastwood’s drama about one of America’s deadliest snipers reminded him of the Nazi propaganda movie shown in Quentin Tarantino’s Inglorious Basterds.
Stolz der Nation a.k.a. Nation’s Pride is the name of the movie-within-a-movie (directed by Eli Roth!) and it’s about a Nazi sniper. You probably recall it being used before the entire theater of Nazi officers was set on fire in Tarantino’s WWII flick.
Fighting words like that, of course, are sparking ire from the Internet. For example, Dean Cain, a friend of Kyle’s and the actor who plays Superman in Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, wants to kick his ass:
And this guy is really mad for supporting The Interview in the first place:
It goes on and on and on and on:
There are literally thousands and thousands more tweets like this. And now Rogen is backtracking.