Clint Eastwood is pissing off liberals yet again, but this time it has to do with his 2014 hit, American Sniper. The film is about former Navy Seal sniper, Chris Kyle, who was made to look like an upstanding person in Eastwood’s film.
In the movie, Kyle calls Iraqi’s “savages” and is hailed for killing over 150 people during his military career.
I am sort of on the fence with this one. We send a man to war to commit unspeakable acts against other human beings. Therefore, we cannot condemn a man for committing such acts.
But Chris wasn’t the noble man he was portrayed as in the movie.
After Kyle’s death in 2013, Jesse Ventura won a defamation suit against the late Kyle’s estate. He received 1.8 million dollars for a lie Chris Kyle published about Ventura in his autobiography, also titled American Sniper.
In the book, Chris says he knocked Ventura out in a bar after he made disparaging remarks against the U.S. Military. However, Ventura, also an ex-Navy Seal, said this encounter never took place. Ventura was bashed in the media for going after Kyle’s estate after he died. He had this to say about it:
“A hero must be honorable, must have honor. And you can’t have honor if you’re a liar. There is no honor in lying. If seeking the truth damages you, then we live in a pretty sorry world, don’t we? When the truth can hurt you, and the truth came out, it never occurred, and that’s all I sought from it, and I’m already damaged. I can’t go to a Seal reunion anymore. That was the one place where I always felt safe.”
But more than a year after the movie’s release, and there is still an uproar from certain groups.
Eastwood recently received a letter from the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee asking him to apologize for fueling the Arab-hating vibe in America. An excerpt from the letter reads:
“It is our opinion that you could play a significant role in assisting us in alleviating the danger we are facing.”
However, Eastwood is standing firm. He has not responded to the letter, and really doesn’t give a sh*t if Arab’s are hated in America.
Instead of using his fame for good and sending out a message about the Arab’s in America not being terrorists, wanting to live as one of us, and being just as appalled as the rest of us when an attack occurs, this ass-clown is going to remain silent….for once.