Kid Rock Threatens Seth Rogen Over ‘American Sniper’ Criticism
On Jan. 18, Rogen seemingly drew a parallel between 'Sniper' and 'Nation's Pride,' the movie-within-a-movie that's screened in a German theater as a fake (but still stingingly accurate) example of Nazi propaganda during Quentin Tarantino's 'Inglourious Basterds.' Although he'd later explain he didn't mean for it to be taken this way, it was easy to assume Rogen was kinda-sorta equating 'American Sniper' with the kind of dangerously nationalistic messages that helped Hitler stir a nation into war, and Kid Rock didn't take kindly to it.
As NME reports, Rock was also outraged by comments made by filmmaker Michael Moore, who shared that his own uncle was killed by a sniper in World War II and called snipers "cowards." Venting on his official site, Rock fumed, "F--- you Michael Moore, you’re a piece of s--- and your uncle would be ashamed of you. Seth Rogen, your uncle probably molested you. I hope both of you catch a fist to the face soon."
Belatedly adding some extra context to his original tweet, Rogen later insisted that he really just meant that 'American Sniper' and 'Nation's Pride' had similar stories.
That probably won't be enough to make Rock apologize for going full Bawitdaba on Rogen, but it doesn't seem like Rogen's feelings are all that hurt anyway; in fact, after explaining his side of the story, he put the feud to rest with a self-deprecating joke, tweeting, "And what's super weird is that Kid Rock IS my uncle."