Tommy Brann’s Gets Into ‘American Sniper’ Controversy
Tommy Brann, and if you have ever met him you know, doesn't mince words. He speaks what is on his mind. This time he is making national news doing it.
I saw this on social media yesterday, and now it's on the Huffington Post. Tommy says Seth Rogen and Michael Moore better not try and order a Sizzler at the Brann's on Division.
"“Michael Moore and Seth Rogan [sic] are NOT allowed in my place,” reads the large sign outside Brann’s Steakhouse and Grille in Wyoming, Michigan. Owner Tommy Brann said he put the sign up last week when he heard the director and actor’s remarks about “American Sniper,” the Oscar-nominated movie that tells the story of late Navy SEAL marksman Chris Kyle.
'Chris Kyle is an American hero and what he represents to me is the goodness of America and the people who defend it,” Brann told The Huffington Post, adding that he's reading Kyle's autobiography, on which the movie is based. “He was doing his job and he was doing it great. The remark was offensive, and if Chris Kyle was still alive he would handle Michael Moore in a minute. Chris Kyle’s family, why do they have to hear it? To me, that’s really hurtful.”
Earlier this month, Moore, who is from Michigan, tweeted that he was taught snipers were “cowards” rather than “heroes,” and the comment was linked to “American Sniper” in media reports. He later clarified his comments, saying he had been thinking about snipers in the context of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s death.
Tommy is the American dream. He can potentially turn people off to visiting his restaurant, but he doesn't care. He just makes sure people know where he sits on things, regardless how it affects him professionally. Agree with him or not, you have to respect his integrity.