Seth Rogen has moved to clarify his controversial comments about Bradley Cooper's acclaimed movie American Sniper, insisting his remarks have been blown out of proportion.
The Knocked Up star hit headlines after he tweeted about the Oscar-nominated drama and appeared to compare it to Nazi propaganda footage shown in Quentin Tarantino's acclaimed World War II film Inglourious Basterds.
Rogen wrote, "American Sniper kind of reminds me of the movie that's showing in the third act of Inglorious Basterds."
The post sparked a wave of online outrage, prompting Rogen to return to the site to clarify his comment, writing, "I just said something 'kinda reminded' me of something else. I actually liked American Sniper. It just reminded me of the Tarantino scene."
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"I wasn't comparing the two," he added.
"Big difference between comparing and reminding. Apples remind me of oranges. Can't compare them, though...
"But if you were having a slow news day, you're welcome for me giving you the opportunity to blow something completely out of proportion."
American Sniper, which is nominated for six Oscars including Best Picture, stars Cooper as real life US Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, who endured four tours of duty in Iraq and notched up 160 confirmed kills.