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Rogen: I made no Nazi comparison

Seth Rogen has clarified a tweet he made about American Sniper which many interpreted as a diss.

The new biopic starring Bradley Cooper about a late Navy SEAL sniper named Chris Kyle is a huge box office hit, and funnyman Seth watched the picture like millions of other fans.

In a Twitter message he posted on January 18, Seth made the following observation about the feature: “American Sniper kind of reminds me of the movie that's showing in the third act of Inglorious Basterds”.

This set off a media furore and although he’s already spoken on the topic, Seth feels as if he needs to address the situation again.

"It appears I need to further clarify a tweet I send a few days ago; I said a sniper movie kind of reminded me of a scene in another movie that involved a sniper movie. I didn't compare the two at all," Seth tweeted on Thursday January 22. "I merely said that one kind of reminded me of the other, because they both involved plots about the most lethal of snipers.

"People then claimed that I compared the movie American Sniper to Nazi propaganda, something I would NEVER do, (I've already publicly explained that I enjoyed American Sniper) and also implied that I somehow have something against Chris Kyle and veterans in general, neither of which are true in the least. My grandfather was a veteran.”

In fact, Seth didn’t mean to attach his statement to politics at all.

“My comment about the movie was not meant to have any political implications. Any political meaning was ascribed to my comment by news commentary,” he said. “I'm sorry if this somehow offended anyone, but that was not my intention. I hope this clears things up.”

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