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Seth Rogen wants everybody to be cool about the American Sniper thing

Over the weekend, like many Americans (or Canadian-American dual citizens, as the case may be), Seth Rogen went to see American Sniper. Then, like a somewhat smaller number of those Americans, he tweeted about it. And like a smaller number of those Americans still, he made an observation about how the movie reminded him of Nation’s Pride, the Nazi propaganda movie-within-a-movie from Inglourious Basterds. But unlike the rest of those Americans, everyone lost their minds over Rogen’s tweet. Hell, we wrote about it. We’re not exempt here.

In our defense, we did refrain from saying that Rogen thought American Sniper was a piece of Nazi propaganda, or that the U.S. Army is anything like the German Wehrmacht. But that’s how some especially astute Internet users interpreted his remarks, forcing him to clarify:

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And yeah, national holidays are generally slow news days. This marks the second time in recent months that Seth Rogen has been involved in dominating the news cycle on an otherwise serene holiday weekend, so we here at The A.V. Club hereby promise you, Seth—come Presidents’ Day, we will report James Franco’s thoughts on Fifty Shades Of Grey instead of yours.

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