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

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

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