“Michael Moore and Seth Rogen are NOT allowed in my place,” the electronic sign outside the restaurant reads.
Moore discussed his uncle being killed by a sniper in World War II. “We were taught snipers were cowards,” he wrote.
Both Rogen and Moore later suggested that their comments were taken out of context, but the implication was enough to raise the hackles of many, including Brann.
“It really disturbed me what they said, especially after Chris Kyle dying. He’s far from being a coward. I was mad, it’s my restaurant, I want to do it, so I did it,” Brann told ABC News. “I have a lot of military friends, my uncle Dave was a prisoner of war in Germany, my uncle Ted served, my dad served. I think it was a slam on the military and a slam on Chris Kyle.”
“I don’t hate them or anything. I don’t even know them personally, but it was hateful thing he [Moore] said, and it made me mad. I thought, ‘God, Chris Kyle doesn’t deserve that,’” Brann said. “If he were still alive he wouldn’t need anyone to stick up for him; he can take care of himself. But sadly he’s not.”
Dan Good contributed to this story.