‘American Sniper’ Backlash Sets #LiberalWarMovies Ablaze

New hashtag features movie titles mocking both liberals and conservatives

Last Updated: January 20, 2015 @ 9:52 AM

The controversy surrounding “American Sniper” has spread to social media as a new hashtag #LiberalWarMovies trended on Twitter Tuesday.

The hashtag is a series of tweets skewering both liberal and conservative politicians and actors.

Fox News’ Eric Bolling got into the act, responding favorably to one user’s tweet.

The controversy surrounding the film — which is nominated for Best Picture at this year’s Oscars — has spread across TV, digital and social media.

As TheWrap previously reported, even as “American Sniper” breaks January box-office records and revels in six Oscar nominations, criticism over the subject of the film, sharpshooter Chris Kyle, has risen and reached into the Academy of Motion Picture of Arts and Sciences, which votes on the Academy Awards.

On Monday, MSNBC’s Ed Schultz and Fox News’ Sean Hannity both took on the movie from different points of view. Schultz said he was “disturbed” by the movie while Hannity was more disturbed by Michael Moore and Seth Rogen‘s criticisms.

“Navy SEALs, our military, protect Michael Moore and Seth Rogen‘s right to be dumb, and ignorant and idiotic in their comments,” Hannity said. “They’re both ignorant, elitist, narcissistic, Hollywood has-beens.”


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