- The Washington Times - Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Actor Dean Cain, who was paired in 2012 with slain Navy SEAL Chris Kyle on NBC’s “Stars Earn Stripes,” had some fighting words for Michael Moore and Seth Rogen after the two made controversial comments about the autobiography film “American Sniper.”

“Seth…I like your films, but right now, I wanna kick your ass,” the former Superman wrote in defense of his friend Monday. “Chris is an American Hero. Period. Go to war. Then we’ll talk.”

Mr. Rogen raised eyebrows Monday after he tweeted that “American Sniper” reminded him of the fake Nazi propaganda film playing in the third act of Quentin Tarantino’s “Inglorious Basterds,” which showed a German sniper killing 200 Allied soldiers from a clock tower.

Mr. Cain then took aim at Mr. Moore, who tweeted Sunday that snipers “will shoot u in the back.”

“Snipers aren’t heroes. And invaders [are] worse,” Mr. Moore claimed.

Mr. Cain responded in kind, tweeting “Disparage #ChrisKyle to my face. We’ll see who is a coward. #Disrespect #Coward.”

Mr. Rogen and Mr. Moore have both attempted to walk back their previous comments, which created a social media firestorm among conservatives.

“I just said something ‘kinda reminded’ me of something else,” Mr. Rogen clarified. “I actually liked ‘American Sniper.’ It just reminded me of the Tarantino scene… 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.”

Mr. Moore tweeted Monday: “Hmm. I never tweeted 1word bout AmericanSniper/ChrisKyle. I said my uncle killed by sniper in WWII; only cowards would do that 2 him, others.”

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