General Chuck Yeager shamed Hollywood for inaccurately depicting Neil Armstrong in the upcoming “First Man,” which chronicles the United States’ mission to the moon.
The movie has made headlines for its decision not to show the American flag during the iconic scene on the moon. The movie stars Ryan Gosling as Armstrong. (RELATED: Ryan Gosling Movie About Moon Landing Won’t Fly US Flag – ‘Transcends Countries And Borders)
A person with the twitter handle @ClarenceSwirly tweeted at Yeager saying, “Ryan Gosling is coming out with the movie First Man where it portrays Neil Armstrong as a liberal progressive anti-Trump (in spirit) non-flag waiver. Probably agree with the National Anthem kneelers, too; at least in Hollywood’s liberal imagination. For your Info.”
“That’s not the Neil Armstrong I knew,” Yeager responded.
That’s not the Neil Armstrong I knew
— Chuck Yeager (@GenChuckYeager) August 31, 2018
“I think this was widely regarded in the end as a human achievement [and] that’s how we chose to view it,” Gosling said at the Venice Film Festival. “I also think Neil was extremely humble, as were many of these astronauts, and time and time again, he deferred the focus from himself to the 400,000 people who made the mission possible.”
He also added that the movie “transcended countries and borders,” when asked about the decision not to show the flag.
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