Craig Morgan Sounds Off on Seth Rogen’s ‘American Sniper’ Comments
In a tweet, Rogen compared Clint Eastwood's new movie, an adaption of the autobiography of Chris Kyle -- widely known as the most lethal sniper in U.S. history -- to 'Nation's Pride,' a fake Nazi propaganda film shown in the movie 'Inglourious Basterds.'
Morgan served almost 10 years of active duty in the Army, followed by six and a half years in the Army Reserve, and the actor's comments did not sit nicely with him, so he took to Facebook.
"You don't know me nor did you know Chris Kyle (who was a Great American)," Morgan writes. "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.
"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," Morgan adds. "If you and anyone like you don't like it, leave."
Rogen was quick to defend his words, noting that he "just said something 'kinda reminded' me of something else. I actually liked American Sniper. It just reminded me of the Tarantino scene."
Morgan has been actively involved with U.S. troops throughout his music career, embarking on his 11th trip to entertain troops overseas last spring.
"As a former soldier myself, it is so important to me to have another opportunity to support our troops and do whatever I can to help keep morale high," he said at the time.
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