Gary Sinise Goes After Howard Dean For Insulting American Sniper Moviegoers
Actor Gary Sinise, a longtime supporter of American servicemen and women, took to Twitter to denounce former Democratic presidential candidate Howard Dean’s Friday night attack on the moviegoers that have made American Sniper a massive hit.
On Friday night’s edition of HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher, the former Vermont Governor charged that the people going to see the blockbuster movie “are very angry” and added: “I bet if you looked at a cross-section of the Tea Party and the people who go see this movie, there’s a lot of intersection.”
To which Sinise responded: “I saw American Sniper and would not consider myself to be an angry person. You certainly have a right to make stupid blanket statements, suggesting that all people who see this film are angry, but how is that helpful sir?”
Sinise, in a full letter published on WhoSay.com, added: “Do you also suggest that everyone at Warner Brothers is angry because they released the film? That Clint Eastwood, Jason Hall, Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller and the rest of the cast and crew are angry because they made the film? Chris Kyle’s story deserved to be told. It tells a story of the stress that multiple deployments have on one military family, a family representative of thousands of military families. It helps to communicate the toll that the war on terror has taken on our defenders. Defenders and families who need our support. I will admit that perhaps somewhere among the masses of people who are going to see the film there may be a few that might have some anger or have been angry at some point in their lives, but, with all due respect, what the hell are you talking about?”
Wild Thing’s comment.……
Good for Gary Sinise. He does a lot to support our troops and Veterans.