In the new movie “First Man” starring Canadian actor Ryan Gosling, the filmmakers removed the historic American flag scene from the first moon landing and it is sparking some outrage.
It is true that Neil Armstrong’s first step on the moon was a giant leap for mankind, but America should still get the credit. After all, the American taxpayers supplied NASA with the $23 billion needed to make it to the moon.
The star of the movie sees things a little differently. He explains when speaking The Telegraph. “I think this was widely regarded in the end as a human achievement (and) that’s how we chose to view it. 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.”
Venice Film Festival patrons got to see the movie and it is getting great reviews. The only problem people are having is not giving credit to America. When asked if the film was un-American, Gossling replied that the moon landing “transcended countries and borders.”
Some on Twitter don’t like the fact that America was taken out of the movie.
Did you all see that in the Neil Armstrong movie with Ryan Gosling, “First Man,” they’re omitting him planting the American flag, so as to make it more a “human” achievement than an American one. SJWs will never say America has done one good thing.
— Jyn Erso, Rebel Alliance Surfing Team. (@JynErsoRogue1) August 30, 2018
Some think that removing America from the moon landing film is just evidence that Hollywood hates America.
— Sam Maffei (@sam_maffei) August 30, 2018
Global unity is something that humankind should strive for, but we will never get there if we omit from history the achievements of individual countries. The moon landing was a monumental human achievement that thousands of Americans helped with. The event benefits mankind, but America should get the credit.
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