Many Muslims, as well as those on the left, have demanded that Clint Eastwood apologize for the way Arabs are portrayed in his film ‘American Sniper,’ the story of Chris Kyle. Most recently, President of American Arab Anti-Discrimination, Sameer Khalaf, has made a large demand of Eastwood and Bradley Cooper, the actor who played Kyle.
Khalaf is asking the pair to proclaim the statement, “Arabs are Americans and Muslims are Americans.”
Instead of comply with that demand, however, Eastwood and Cooper sent an even stronger message — by publicly ignoring Khalaf.
Eastwood has continued to remain strong in defending his film and standing by Chris Kyle.
While speaking at the Producer’s Guild Award Nominees Breakfast last month, Eastwood told the audience that“the biggest antiwar statement any film” can make is to show “the fact of what [war] does to the family and the people who have to go back into civilian life like Chris Kyle did.”
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