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Michael Moore Attacks 'American Sniper,' Calls Shooters 'Cowards'

  • Carrie Dedrick
    Religious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
  • 2015 Jan 19
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Michael Moore, director of award-winning documentary Fahrenheit 9/11, criticized American Sniper in a tweet Sunday (Jan. 18). 


American Sniper tells the story of Chris Kyle, a Navy SEAL who was credited with 160 kill shots during four tours in the Iraq War. Kyle was killed on Feb. 2, 2013 by a fellow veteran suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. 


Moore, who formerly served on the Board of Governors for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, criticized the film and denounced snipers as “cowards.” 


“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 posted on his Twitter page. 


Yahoo! TV reports American Sniper has been nominated for Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Adapted Screening.



Publication date: January 19, 2015