Whoopi Goldberg Slams Seth Rogen and Michael Moore's Criticism of American Sniper: "Opinions Are Like Buttholes, Everyone's Got One"

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On Tuesday's broadcast of ABC's The View, co-host Whoopi Goldberg chastised both Seth Rogen and Michael Moore for their criticism of the film American Sniper.

Co-host Nicolle Wallace read out tweets from Rogen and Moore where they slammed the movie. Rogen wrote it reminded him of Nazi propaganda in the third act of Quentin Tarantino's Inglorious Basterds. Moore tweeted, "We were taught snipers were cowards. Will shoot u in the back. Snipers aren't heroes. And invaders r worse."

"Everyone gets to have an opinion because opinions are like buttholes, everyone's got one," Goldberg reacted.

"So, you didn't like the movie, that's okay," Goldberg said. "We stood behind you, Seth, when you did your movie. And we said you had the right to make the movie you wanted to make. Give them the same respect."

"And Michael Moore," Goldberg said, "you know better."

"Here's the other thing," Wallace said. "These guys died so that people like Michael Moore and Seth Rogen can say this stuff. So, I think next time they trash a movie about America's heroes, they should add a little you thank you at the end."

"Democracy demands descent, and you know that, right? So I think that everybody is allowed to say what their opinion is and if PTSD was not as thoroughly represented in the film as some people thought, I think that's a valid criticism," co-host Rosie O'Donnell said.

"Everybody has the right to their opinion. However, as film makers and as creative people, nobody has the right to put your thing down," Goldberg observed.

Goldberg shared that her brother, who does not go to the movies often, was blown away by the Clint Eastwood directed American Sniper.

"My brother does not really go to the movies," Whoopi said. "But the one thing he said to me is this movie kind of got me. Because a lot of people forget history. They forget what the soldiers went through. See. my brother came through the '60s when our friends were going off to Vietnam, and so if you've never been to war, you can call people names. But until the bombs are exploding around you and the people are dying around you, you need to be a little more sensitive, dudes."

"I get that you're creative types, but so are they. So back up, or not," Goldberg sternly concluded.

Transcript below:

WHOOPI GOLDBERG: Speaking of amazing movies, whether you liked it or not, American Sniper broke box office records this weekend, raking in over $105 million at the box office. But some celebrities are taking some heat for what they're saying about it. Nicolle, you've got some tweets, what's the issue there?

NICOLLE WALLACE: Yeah, so I remember I e-mailed the night I saw this. It blew my mind. And Ro, you and I talked about it last week.

ROSIE O'DONNELL: Yeah, great film.

WALLACE: It was a great, important, beautiful movie. Seth Rogen, though, compared it to Nazi propaganda, tweeting: "American Sniper kind of reminds me of the movie that's shown in the third act of Inglorious Basterds." [That part of the movie] was about Nazi propaganda. He later clarified, "I actually, liked American Sniper. It just reminded me of the Tarantino scene."

Then Michael Moore tweeted, "My uncle killed by sniper in WW2. We were taught snipers were cowards. Will shoot u in the back. Snipers aren't heroes. And invaders r worse."

WHOOPI: So everyone gets to have an opinion because opinions are like buttholes, everyone's got one.

So, you didn't like the movie, that's okay. We stood behind you, Seth, when you did your movie. And we said you had the right to make the movie you wanted to make. Give them the same respect.

[APPLAUSE]

Because we stood behind him. Give them the same respect. And Michael Moore, you know better.

WALLACE: Here's the other thing... these guys died so that people like Michael Moore and Seth Rogen can say this stuff. So, I think next time they trash a movie about America's heroes, they should add a little you thank you at the end.

ROSIE O'DONNELL: Democracy demands descent, and you know that, right? So I think that everybody is allowed to say what their opinion is and if PTSD was not as thoroughly represented in the film as some people thought, I think that's a valid criticism.

WALLACE: That's what you said and that was absolutely valid. That's not what they said. They compared these guys to Nazis. They compared -- they said snipers are cowards. i mean, saying that more attention should be paid in general in this movie and more broadly to PTSD is something I completely agree with. Calling them Nazis is not. It's offensive, it's reprehensible, and I think the military should boycott Seth Rogen's crappy movie.

WHOOPI: Wait, no, no. This is the thing again. Everybody has the right to their opinion. However, as film makers and as creative people, nobody has the right to put your thing down. Now, I'll tell you something. My brother does not really go to the movies. That's not his -- he'll go see me because I'm his sister, he doesn't have a choice.

ROSIE O'DONNELL: Family obligation.

WHOOPI: Yeah. But the one thing he said to me about everything, as he said, this movie kind of got me. Because a lot of people forget history. They forget what the soldiers went through. See. my brother came through the '60s when our friends were going off to Vietnam, and so if you've never been to war, you can call people names. But until the bombs are exploding around you and the people are dying around you, you need to be a little more sensitive, dudes. I get that you're creative types, but so are they. So back up, or not.

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