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.
#LiberalWarMovies Taxing Private Ryan
— Bella Pelosi (@BellaPelosi) January 20, 2015
— Ƹ̴Ӂ̴Ʒ Jenn Ƹ̴Ӂ̴Ʒ (@StenoJenny) January 20, 2015
The War of the Worlds Started by George Bush #LiberalWarMovies
— The Morning Spew (@TheMorningSpew) January 20, 2015
#LiberalWarMovies Let’s Invade The Correct Country
— Political Nerd (@Sttbs73) January 20, 2015
— BuffaloWingWear.com (@BuffaloWingWear) January 20, 2015
Fox News’ Eric Bolling got into the act, responding favorably to one user’s tweet.
— ericbolling (@ericbolling) January 20, 2015
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.”