Seth Rogen took to Twitter to further clarify his joke about American Sniper, which led to some serious controversy.
"I truly hope this clears things up," Rogen tweeted Thursday along with a lengthy explanation and an apology.
"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. I merely said that one kind of reminded me of the other, because both involved plots about the most lethal of snipers," he wrote. "People then claimed that I compared the movie American Sniper to Nazi propaganda, something I would NEVER do, (I've already publically explained that I enjoyed American Sniper) and also implied that I have something against Chris Kyle and veterans in general, neither of which are true in the least. My grandfather was a veteran."
Rogen also said that his initial tweet - "American Sniper kind of reminds me of the movie that's showing in the third act of Inglorious Basterds - "was not meant to have any political implications" and was simply taken out of context by "news commentary."
I truly hope this clears things up: pic.twitter.com/1lLM4cA5je
— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) January 23, 2015
American Sniper 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.
After Rogen posted the aforementioned tweet about Clint Eastwood's new film over the weekend, he was attacked by many, including veteran/country singer Craig Morgan and actor Dean Cain.
Singer Kid Rock also condemned Rogen with a note on his personal website: "Seth Rogen, your uncle probably molested you. I hope both of you catch a fist to the face soon. God bless you Chris Kyle, Thank you for your service."