Seth Rogen’s tweet about American Sniper led many media outlets to assume that he was comparing the film to a Nazi propaganda movie … but the actor insists that was not what his tweet meant.
On Sunday, Rogen had tweeted, ‘American Sniper kind of reminds me of the movie that’s showing in the third act of Inglorious Basterds.’ Here he was referring to one of the last scenes of Quentin Tarantino’s film Inglorious Basterds, in which a group of Nazi leaders are portrayed watching a propaganda movie called Stolz der Nation (Nation’s Pride).
Rogen’s tweet generated a lot of backlash especially from the media, who accused him of seemingly comparing the fake Nazi propaganda movie to the true life story of famous American sharpshooter Chris Kyle.
But on Monday, Rogen fired back at his critics, writing, ‘I just said something “kinda reminded” me of something else. I actually liked American Sniper. It just reminded me of the Tarantino scene.’
‘I wasn’t comparing the two,’ he continued. ‘Big difference between comparing and reminding. Apples remind me of oranges. Can’t compare them, though. 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.’