Michael Moore creates online controversy after calling snipers “cowards”

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LOS ANGELES – While summer is usually the time for blockbuster hits, a movie based on a true story is breaking all types of records.

‘American Sniper’ destroyed January records as it made $90.2 million in three days.

The flick destroyed ‘Avatar,’ which earned $68 million in 2010.

The movie stars Bradley Cooper, who plays Navy SEAL sharpshooter Chris Kyle.

However, not everyone is in love with the story line.

Filmmaker Michael Moore is taking heat for comments he made on Twitter.

In a tweet, Moore wrote that he was taught snipers were “cowards” who will “shoot you in the back.”

In a Facebook post, Moore wrote about what his dad would tell him about snipers.

“Snipers are cowards. They don’t believe in a fair fight. Like someone coming up from behind you and coldcocking you. Just isn’t right. It’s cowardly to shoot a person in the back. Only a coward will shoot someone who can’t shoot back,” he wrote.

Moore says he wasn’t talking about the movie, saying Bradley Cooper’s performance was “one of the best of the year.”

Moore’s tweets have spurred a debate online.

Some agree, saying snipers are “cowards if they kill Americans” but are considered heroes in other circumstances.

However, others say those “cowards” are the reason he is allowed to have free speech.

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