Buzz Aldrin, the second man to walk on the moon, took a subtle dig at the new movie “First Man” for deciding not to display the American flag out of respect to other countries. The movie chronicles the United States’ first successful landing on the moon.
He and Armstrong were the first two men to walk on the moon in July 1969, and the country will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of their landing next summer.
— Buzz Aldrin (@TheRealBuzz) September 3, 2018
The movie stars Ryan Gosling as Armstrong. (RELATED: Ryan Gosling Movie About Moon Landing Won’t Fly US Flag — ‘Transcends Countries And Borders’)
“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.”
Gosling also added that the movie “transcended countries and borders,” when asked about the decision not to show the flag.
Retired General Chuck Yeager also went after Hollywood for inaccurately portraying Armstrong. (RELATED: Chuck Yeager Shames Hollywood For Inaccurate Portrayal Of Neil Armstrong)
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