Moore Calls Snipers “Cowards”

When “American Sniper” hit theaters in January it earned the biggest opening for a movie in U.S. history.

The film follows “America’s Most Lethal Sniper,” Chris Kyle, who served for four terms in Iraq. The film was so well received by fans and critics that it earned six Oscar nominations and 100 million dollars in its opening weekend.

While the country was enthralled by Kyle’s story and how heroic he was portrayed, controversial filmmaker, Michael Moore, did not agree that consensus that Kyle was a hero.

Moore tweeted, “My uncle was killed by a sniper in WW2. We were taught snipers were cowards. Will shoot u in the back. Snipers aren’t heroes. And invaders r worse.”

People from around the globe fired back at Moore for his words, including members of the entertainment industry. Rob Lowe tweeted at Moore by “He’s kidding right?” Jane Fonda, an Oscar-winning, actress tweeted saying that the film was “Powerful. Another view of “Coming Home.” Bradley Cooper sensational. Bravo Clint Eastwood.”

Meanwhile other celebrities like Seth Rogen criticized the film by comparing Kyle’s actions to the memorable scene from Quentin Tarantino’s “Inglorious Basterds,” where a German sniper took out 200 allied soldiers. Moore responded to those who are criticizing his opinion by stating,  “Hmm. I never tweeted 1word bout AmericanSniper/ChrisKyle. I said my uncle killed by sniper in WWII; only cowards would do that 2 him, others.” He is claiming that his tweet had nothing to do with Kyle, but only about his uncle’s death, but he did make the claim that snipers are cowards, so in reality he did talk about Kyle. 

Moore’s statement regarding snipers was not coincidentally timed even though he claims that it was not about Kyle; he clearly was talking about the recent film. Moore has never been one to care about popularity, but more involved in trying to expose truths, so why is he lying about trying to cover up his statement? It was clear that he was talking about Kyle and how he was a deadly sniper.







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