Michael Moore slams ‘military assassins’ as Oscar-tipped movie,American Sniper, storms the box office.
Filmmaker Michael Moore has slammed snipers as ‘cowards’ who ‘shoot you in the back’ on the same weekend Oscar-tipped movie American Sniper hit cinemas.
Clint Eastwood’s biopic of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, starring Bradley Cooper, has become a box office hit since its release last week.
Taking to Twitter in rage, Fahrenheit 9/11 director Moore seethed: ‘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.’
Kyle was credited with saving hundreds of American lives by making 160 confirmed kills, which is the most in American military history. He claimed to have shot down 255.
The firm, which is based on Kyle’s autobiography of the same reveals not only how he became so successful, but also how the trauma of fighting in Iraq never left him.
Raised in rural Texas, Kyle started out as a cowboy and his initial application to join the SEALs was turned down because a rodeo accident had left him with metal pins in his arms.
Read more: Daily Mail
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