Larry Wilmore Debates American Sniper Controversy

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 23:  Television personality Larry Wilmore attends Viacom Inc. & Comedy Central's "The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore" ring the Nasdaq Stock Market Closing Bell at NASDAQ on January 23, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)

Larry Wilmore Debates American Sniper Controversy

The Nightly Show host and guests tackle the chatter surrounding the film.

UPDATED ON : JANUARY 27, 2015 / 08:58 AM

On last night's episode of The Nightly Show, host Larry Wilmore welcomed a group of individuals to partake in a panel discussion surrounding the public outrage over the film American Sniper. His guests included the founder and CEO of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Paul Rieckhoff; Rolling Stone journalist Matt Taibbi; comedian Sabrina Jalees; and author of The Reaper, Nicholas Irving.

Rieckhoff kicked off the discussion talking about the brilliance of the movie itself and the taboo topic of veteran life it tackles: "It's communicating what we as veterans haven't been able to communicate for a decade," he said. "It feels authentic. It feels real... And that's why America's talking."

Watch the complete segment with comments from the other panelists below!

(Photo: Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)

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Written by Moriba Cummings


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