Former professional wrestler, Jesse Ventura, a man whose career was based on faking everything he did, took some cheap shots at American Sniper, Chris Kyle, saying he’s a liar and therefore “not a hero.”
In an interview with High Times (oh, the irony), Ventura continued to scrape bottom in terms of class, attacking a Navy SEAL and his family whom he already raked over the coals for money.
“Tell me we haven’t lost our moral compass when liars like Chris Kyle are turned into heroes,” Ventura proclaimed to the pot heads who read High Times. “He’s not a hero. You cannot lie and have honor.”
Of course, Ventura struggles with facts and reality in general, being a 9/11 and JFK assassination conspiracy theorist.
A friend of Kyle’s appeared on Fox and destroyed Ventura for his comment.
Via Fox News Insider:
Retired Marine Cpl. Jacob Schick, a friend of the Kyle family, sounded off on Ventura’s interview this morning on “Fox and Friends.”
“It’s hard for me to understand that because how is someone who was awarded two Silver Stars and five Bronze Stars not considered a hero? That’s beyond me,” he said.
Schick added that the Kyle family is still mourning, yet Ventura can’t get past his own ego and ignorance.
He also had a message for Ventura.
“Quit being a clown, and go crawl back under the rock you came from,” Schick said.
Watch the segment below…
Schick, a retired Marine who lost his leg due to an IED attack in 2004, played a wounded vet in the film American Sniper. In an interview with People Magazine, Schick explained that Kyle was more than just a hero for what he did on the battlefield, he was a hero for how he helped veterans at home.
“For any warrior who is struggling mentally, or even the families who go see this film, if they say, ‘Wow, if a guy like Chris Kyle could struggle and get help, then I need to do it also; he was so full of pride but he felt like he couldn’t fight these demons on his own’ – then I think this movie might push a warrior or at the family of a warrior away from the edge,” Schick said.
And Ventura feels he has to take shots at a true American hero, who for the first time can not actually defend himself.
What a class act.
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