Craig Morgan is "sick and tired" of all the American Sniper criticism.
After Seth Rogen and Michael Moore tweeted choice words about the Clint Eastwood film (and later backtracked), country superstar Morgan issued a blistering response on his Facebook page. The 50-year-old "Wake Up Lovin' You" singer previously served 17 years in the Army and Reserves, personally seeing combat while serving on active duty in the Army.
Read Morgan's full statement below:
This is in response to the comments made by Seth Rogen in a recent tweet. I am sure he doesn't care and normally I don't comment on such statements however, this time I am. Seth Rogen you don't know me nor did you know Chris Kyle (who was a Great American). I would be interested to know if you have a relationship with any American who served honorably in its military. I realize that your statement was in reference to the movie and not Chris Kyle himself, however the movie was about a portion of Chris's life so therefore it was in reference to Chris. You are fortunate to enjoy the privilege and freedom of working in and living in the United States, and saying whatever you want (regardless of how ignorant the statement) thanks to people like Chris Kyle who serve in the United States military. Your statement is inaccurate and insensitive to Chris and his family. I'm sick and tired of people like you running your mouth when you have no idea what it takes for this country to maintain our freedoms. If you and anyone like you don't like it, leave.
Rogen tweeted over the weekend that American Sniper "kind of reminds me of the movie that's showing in the third act of Inglorious Basterds," referring to a Nazi propaganda film within Quentin Tarantino's 2009 hit. He later clarified his remarks, writing that he "actually liked American Sniper."
I wasn't comparing the two. Big difference between comparing and reminding. Apples remind me of oranges. Can't compare them, though.— 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
After earning Oscar nominations for Best Picture and Best Actor for Bradley Cooper, American Sniper opened nationwide on Friday, Jan. 16, and brought in a record-smashing $105 million over the holiday weekend.
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