Navy SEAL to Seth Rogen: 'You're Welcome'
Retired U.S. Army Ranger Sean Parnell and retired U.S. Navy SEAL Jason Redman were on “Hannity” tonight to respond to “American Sniper” criticism in Hollywood.
Michael Moore tweeted:
My uncle killed by sniper in WW2. We were taught snipers were cowards. Will shoot u in the back. Snipers aren't heroes. And invaders r worse
— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) January 18, 2015
But if you're on the roof of your home defending it from invaders who've come 7K miles, you are not a sniper, u are brave, u are a neighbor.
— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) January 19, 2015
He later said that his comments on snipers were not specifically about “American Sniper.”
Seth Rogen tweeted:
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
Parnell said that if "American Sniper" Chris Kyle were here to defend himself, he would certainly be hitting back at this criticism.
He added that the comments underscore “an inherent anti-military bias in Hollywood.”
“I think that if Hollywood could just get past that bias, you would see more military blockbusters that celebrate American exceptionalism, selfless service, honor and integrity on the battlefield, and oh by the way, they’d probably make hundreds of millions all at the same time,” Parnell said.
Redman noted that Rogen is a dual citizen of Canada and the U.S. He quoted a comment from June 2014, when Rogen said that being an American citizen made his life “so much easier.”
“So Seth Rogen, on behalf of all American veterans who fought for your freedom, you’re welcome,” Redman said.
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