The Twitter account of LA Weekly film critic Amy Nicholson has been inundated by Americans angry at her petty and condescending review of the popular film, “Lone Survivor.” She perfunctorily calls the movie’s Navy SEALs heroes, but spends most of her column deriding the movie as an embellished “jingoistic snuff film” with an attitude of “brown people bad, American people good.”
After Glenn Beck publicized her insults, many veterans and military family members took to Twitter to let her know how they felt about her derision:
@TheAmyNicholson as a Navy vet. I would like to kindly say FUCK YOU.
— Michael Cearley (@michaelcearley) January 15, 2014
— s0l1tud3 (@s0l1tud3) January 15, 2014
@TheAmyNicholson I just read your review I am a veteran infantry man of 27 months of combat you are pious at best and a coward shame on you
— william (@MRpotadah) January 15, 2014
@TheAmyNicholson I am a combat Veteran , the number of enemy is irrelevant , it takes only one bullet to end your life.
— Topcat (@Topcat_FL) January 15, 2014
@TheAmyNicholson Bullshit!! Get your @$$ down there and pay your dues- From a combat vet. You owe that community a better response.
— Sweet Grass Prepared (@SGPrepared) January 15, 2014
@TheAmyNicholson You are a disgrace!! People like you is what's wrong with society!!! You are ignorant and have no class!! As a military
— Jenn McIver (@Nejy75) January 15, 2014
@TheAmyNicholson As the son of a Navy UDT Diver who served his country for over 20 years, you should be ashamed. You're such a liar.
— JayzTwoCents (@JayzTwoCents) January 16, 2014
Among all the people angry at Nicholson, there were a few veterans who agreed with her:
— Pietro Filipponi (@Poni_Boy) January 15, 2014
Since getting all this attention, Nicholson has tried to mollify her detractors:
Glenn Beck listeners: My review calls the SEALS heroes. My problems were with the director, not Luttrell: http://t.co/QgtG1Wie1u
— Amy Nicholson (@TheAmyNicholson) January 15, 2014
I'm just going to leave this fact-check of the movie version of LONE SURVIVOR versus the true story here —-> http://t.co/UCKEjpHa6k
— Amy Nicholson (@TheAmyNicholson) January 16, 2014