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Published On: Thu, Jan 22nd, 2015

‘American Sniper’ and Chris Kyle divide: Seth Rogen, Dean Cain, Michael Moore

Not since Passion of the Christ has a film divided audiences the way American Sniper has. Celebs like Seth Rogen and Dean Cain are at odds, while Michael Moore couldn’t resist and took a jab as the Chris Kyle biopic.

American Sniper kind of reminds me of the movie that’s showing in the third act of Inglorious Basterds,” the Rogen Tweeted on Sunday.

Cain, who was paired with Kyle on NBC’s “Stars Earn Stripes” competition in 2012, immediately took to Twitter to confront Seth and defend Kyle.

“Seth…I like your films, but right now, I wanna kick your ass. Chris is an American Hero. Period. Go to war. Then we’ll talk,” the former Superman wrote on Twitter.

Seth Rogen (left) made a Nazi comparison when tweeting about "American Sniper"

Seth Rogen (left) made a Nazi comparison when tweeting about “American Sniper”

“My uncle killed by sniper in WW2. We were taught snipers were cowards. Will shoot u in the back. Snipers aren’t heroes. And invaders r worse,” Moore Tweeted on Sunday, adding, “But if you’re on the roof of your home defending it from invaders who’ve come 7K miles, you are not a sniper, u are brave, u are a neighbor.”

Meanwhile, Kyle’s father, Wayne Kyle, defended his late son during an appearance on “Hannity” last week, saying the sniper would much rather have known how many lives had been saved by his torturous work, instead of having knowledge of confirmed kills.

“How many American soldiers’ lives were saved because of your son? It’s probably incalculable, right?” Sean Hannity asked at the time.

Answered Kyle, “I think so. And that was one of the things that really bothered Chris that he wanted to — he would really like to know how many lives he saved, rather than how many lives took. It’s an unknowing number.”

Moore pointed out that he had never said anything about Kyle, in particular, though the fact his comments targeted all snipers in general did little to appease his detractors.

Rogen backtracked with less of an apology and more of a “media blew my comments out of proportion” statement.

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