There were just so many angles from which to approach American Sniper. One of them is, of course, within the context of the Oscars, especially when set in stark contrast with the amount of nominations Selma received [or didn’t receive, as it were]. Another is as the whitewashing of both a man who took great joy in taking lives and the war he fought in. While both are important, the latter more so in my opinion, I will actually be focusing on neither.
As I so often do on this blog, I will instead be writing on and cataloguing a number of reactions to the film [which I haven’t personally seen], some of which you can see below-
Posted in America, film, race, religion
Tagged ADC, America, American Sniper, biogtry, criticism, hatred, hero, Inglorious Basterds, Iraq, Military, nazi, quentin tarantino, race, racism, Rania Khalek, reaction, Red Dawn, Seth Rogen, The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, Twitter, USA, villain
“America whispers the word Alzheimer’s because their government whispers the word Alzheimer’s, and although a whisper is better than the silence that the Alzheimer’s community has been facing for decades it’s still not enough.”
Those make up some of the closing remarks from a man who starred opposite James Franco in a hilarious parody of Kanye West’s “Bound 2” music video. An actor who portrayed a disgruntled barista whose get-rich-quick idea scheme was to create the adult film Swallow My Cockuccino. He’s the one responsible for co-writing a film that starred Jonah Hill being anally violated by a demon [spoilers for This Is The End, my bad].
Seth Rogen is all of those things, but he is also an Alzheimer’s disease activist. Continue reading
Posted in celebrity, Comedy, Fame Day, health, media, news, politics
Tagged activist, actor, Alzheimer's, Alzheimer's Association, C-Span, Congress, dementia, disease, Fame Day, forgetfulness, funny, Hilarity for Charity, illness, lazy self-involved generally self-medicated manchild, mental-health, Seth Rogen, shame, stigma, U.S. Senate