Michael Moore Doubles Down on Hate – Bashes Clint Eastwood & Chris Kyle Again
American Sniper continued to lead at the box office this past weekend.
The movie has now earned over $200 million domestic. That’s the biggest non-debut-weekend in history for an R-rated film, besting the $53m second Friday of ‘The Passion of the Christ.’
But not everyone is happy about the movie’s success.
Michael Moore doubled down on his offensive statements from last week and attacked military hero Chris Kyle again.
Tomorrow's Sunday School (1) What Would Jesus Do? Oh, I know what he'd do — hide on top of a roof and shoot people in the back!
— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) January 24, 2015
After catching flak for his contentious remarks, Moore took to Facebook on Sunday to hit back at those accusing him of hating the troops. Damage control, it wasn’t.
“Well, who would know better about hating our troops than those who supported sending them into a senseless war Iraq in the first place? And, for 4,482 of them, a senseless, unnecessary and regrettable death,” he wrote.
“If you supported that invasion, if you voted for George W. Bush and the Republicans and Democrats who backed this war, then you are the ones who have some ‘splainin’ to do. Not me. You.”
He went on to list the ways in which he’s proven his support of the troops. For one, when his dad died, Moore asked that instead of flowers, donations be sent to the Veterans of Peace. He also mentioned how he pushes businesses to hire vets, raises money for wounded soldiers and offers free admission for military personnel and their families at his theater in Michigan.
Moore also took a swipe at the director of the film.
“You can’t have a conversation about what Clint Eastwood is up to if you haven’t seen what it is he’s up to,” he wrote. “Eastwood made maybe the greatest Western ever — ‘Unforgiven’ — but now it’s sad seeing him talking to an empty chair on a stage or making an Iraq movie that Rolling Stone this week called ‘too dumb to bother criticizing.’”