Restaurant owner Tommy Brann has lit up the town of Wyoming, Michigan with sign boldly banning two Hollywood stars unlikely to visit in the first place: A local NBC affiliate reports the Wyoming location of Brann's programmed its illuminated sign to read "Michael Moore and Seth Rogen are NOT allowed in my place." As Brenn tells WOOD8, both the director and actor/comedian are no longer welcome thanks to comments they made on social media about the film American Sniper. Moore's Tweet didn't reference the film directly, but read: "We were taught snipers were cowards... Will shoot u in the back." Rogen, meanwhile, Tweeted "American Sniper kind of reminds me of the movie that's showing in the third act of Inglorious Bastards," referencing the fake propaganda move within Tarantino's over-the-top 2009 film.
Both men later clarified their positions, but for Brann, the ban represents his own form of protest against the Hollywood dudes' comments. "For 43 years, I've been a small businessman because of the Chris Kyles of the world," he says, referring to the inspiration behind American Sniper. "I have a right to not serve the Michael Moores and the Seth Rogens." Brann also tells the Huffington Post he's received mostly positive feedback about the signage: "Ninety-nine percent say it's great." Neither Moore or Rogen have commented publicly about Brann's ban, though it's pretty safe to say neither of them would've probably found themselves craving steak in Wyoming, Michigan anyway.