Seth Rogen Apologizes for American Sniper Tweet in Elaborate Explanation

Seth Rogen American Sniper Apology
Seth Rogen apologized on Thursday, Jan. 22, for his American Sniper tweet, which many found rather offensive. Gregg DeGuire/WireImage

Seth is very, very sorry. Comedian Seth Rogen apologized to fans on Thursday, Jan. 22, saying he had no intention of inciting controversy after he tweeted a joke about American Sniper.

"I truly hope this clears things up," Rogen, 32, tweeted, alongside a screenshot of a pre-written message.

Rogen's mea culpa comes five days after he initially tweeted that Clint Eastwood's Oscar-nominated drama (a biopic about late Navy SEAL Chris Kyle) reminded him of a Nazi propaganda film that was featured in Inglourious Basterds.

After receiving backlash from fans — and some public figures including Kid Rock and Dean Cain — Rogen attempted to explain his tweet on Monday.

Rogen isn't the only public figure to receive backlash for his thoughts about Sniper. Michael Moore also ignited outrage after he made comments about snipers in war.

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"My uncle killed by sniper in WW2. We were taught snipers were cowards. Will shoot u in the back. Snipers aren't heroes. And invaders r worse," Moore tweeted. "But if you're on the roof of your home defending it from invaders who've come 7K miles, you are not a sniper, u are brave, u are a neighbor."

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