Country singer Craig Morgan wasn't too happy with Seth Rogen's comments about American Sniper and responded in a lengthy Facebook post.
The film is based on the real-life story of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle who served in Afghanistan and became known as one of the most skillful snipers in American military history. In a recent tweet, Rogen compared the Oscar-nominated movie to Quentin Tarantino's 2009 film Inglourious Basterds, which focuses on a group of Jewish U.S. soldiers that plan to assassinate Nazi leaders during World War II.
"American Sniper kind of reminds me of the movie that's showing in the third act of Inglorious Basterds," he tweeted.
The comment didn't sit well with Morgan, who served in the Army for 10 years before he started his music career.
"You are fortunate to enjoy the privilege and freedom of working in and living in the United States, and saying whatever you want (regardless of how ignorant the statement) thanks to people like Chris Kyle who serve in the United States military. Your statement is inaccurate and insensitive to Chris and his family," he wrote on Monday. "I'm sick and tired of people like you running your mouth when you have no idea what it takes for this country to maintain our freedoms. If you and anyone like you don't like it, leave."
That same day, Rogen also clarified his comment via Twitter, writing, "I just said something 'kinda reminded' me of something else. I actually liked American Sniper. It just reminded me of the Tarantino scene."
He added: "I wasn't comparing the two. Big difference between comparing and reminding. Apples remind me of oranges. Can't compare them, though."