Seth Rogen: American Sniper Is Like Nazi Propaganda!

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Man, Seth Rogen had just won a bunch of right-wingers over to his side thanks to The Interview-North Korea controversy, and now he's gone and squandered that good will by bashing 'Murica like some sort of pot-smoking Hollywood liberal, or something.

Okay, it's pretty small potatoes compared to the Sony hacking scandal, but the actor's recent comments about the Oscar-nominated Clint Eastwood-Bradley Cooper certainly seem to have ruffled some feathers here in the US of A.

Bradley Cooper in American Sniper

It all started when Rogen compared Sniper to the 2009 Quentin Tarantino World War II film Inglourious Basterds, and not in a, "Wow, they're both deserving critical favorites with some tour de force performances" way.

It was more of a, "Hey does B-Coop remind anyone else of a murderous Nazi?" kind of way.

We may be exaggerating. What Rogen actually tweeted was, "American Sniper kind of reminds me of the movie that's showing in the third act of Inglourious Basterds."

Given that Nation's Pride - the film that's playing when Melanie Laurent awesomely burns down a theater full of Nazis in IB - is, in fact, a film that depicts the combat experiences of the fictionalized Third Reich's most famous sniper, we can understand the basis for comparison.

However, comparing anything to Nazis - particularly the life of a real man who was murdered less than two years ago - is pretty much always a bad idea.

As you might expect, Rogen experienced some major backlash online, but he quickly clarified his original statement:

"I wasn't comparing the two," Rogen tweeted yesterday. "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 out of proportion."

A lot of people took Seth up on that offer and his original tweet has now received dozens of hate comments. 

The whole thing is really a shame, when you think about it, because this latest controversy is distracting us from the far more important debate about the movie's use of plastic babies.

Seriously, plastic American Sniper babies is a thing now. The Internet, ladies and gentlemen.

Oh, and did we mention cardboard cutout Bradley Cooper? Also a thing:

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