On Sunday, Seth Rogen tweeted that he thought "American Sniper" reminded him of "Nation's Pride," the fake Nazi propaganda film about a sniper shown in Quentin Tarantino's "Inglourious Basterds."
Rogen's tweet was picked up by numerous media outlets, including TMZ, The Hollywood Reporter, USA Today, The Daily Beast, Breitbart and Fox News. Twitter users also blasted Rogen for making the connection.
On Monday, Rogen explained the intention behind his initial tweet.
He also took a dig at publications that wrote about his tweet:
Rogen isn't alone in being embroiled in controversy over "American Sniper." Michael Moore wrote that he was taught snipers were "cowards" in a tweet posted Saturday, though he didn't make any mention of Clint Eastwood's movie. Moore later clarified his remarks after they were picked up and offered a review of "American Sniper" on his Facebook page.