- The Washington Times - Tuesday, January 27, 2015

The owner of a Grand Rapids, Michigan, steakhouse is so outraged by recent comments from Michael Moore and Seth Rogen that he has banned the celebrities from eating at his restaurant.

Michael Moore and Seth Rogen are NOT allowed in my place,” reads a sign that hangs outside Brann’s Steakhouse and Grill, a local NBC affiliate reported.

The ban comes after Mr. Moore and Mr. Rogen made controversial comments concerning Clint Eastwood’s “American Sniper,” a biopic based on the life of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, the deadliest sniper in U.S. history.

“[Mr. Kyle] is an American hero,” Tommy Brann, the steakhouse’s owner, told the NBC affiliate. “For 43 years I’ve been a small business man because of the Chris Kyles of the world and I have a right to not serve the Michael Moores and the Seth Rogens.”

Mr. Moore, a Michigan native, raised eyebrows last week when he tweeted that his uncle was killed by a sniper in World War II.

“We were taught snipers were cowards. Will shoot u in the back. Snipers aren’t heroes. And invaders r worse,” Mr. Moore said.


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The steakhouse owner responded: “If Michael Moore comes in here with a party of two, party of 40, I’ll take the 38, but he’s not getting served.”

Mr. Brann says the same goes for Mr. Rogen, who last week issued a tweet that appeared to compare “American Sniper” to a fake Nazi propaganda film playing in Quentin Tarantino’s “Inglorious Basterds.” Mr. Rogen later posted a statement clarifying the comment.


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