Rubio slams movie for omitting Armstrong planting American flag on the moon

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A new movie, based on Armstrong, omits his planting of the US flag on the moon in 1969.

Ryan Gosling is defending his new Neil Armstrong biopic against pre-release criticism it has garnered over a decision by director Damien Chazelle to omit from the film the iconic placing of the American flag on the moon. Faithfully depicting the 1969 moon landing, the movie did leave out one important detail: Armstrong's planting of the American flag, which still stands motionless on the moon today.

Ryan Gosling sparked the ire of Fox And Friends hosts during their program on Friday after the actor stated that the moon landing in 1969 was a "human achievement" rather than an achievement on the part of Americans only.

"I think this was widely regarded in the end as a human achievement [and] that's how we chose to view it", the actor told The Telegraph.

"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", said Gosling.

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Some critics at Venice from outlets including Vanity Fair and the Daily Beast said that First Man does show the American flag on the moon.

American flags could be seen in the background in several shots, but the omission still rankled American viewers.

First Man arrives in theaters October 12.

Fox News, the right-leaning cable news channel, carried the story with the strapline "downplaying USA patriotism" while conservative news website Daily Caller said that "a key bit of history is being cut from the film". As derision continued to pour in on Twitter, reminding Chazelle and Gosling they were in La-La-Land no longer, Yeager called the new movie "more Hollywood make-believe". The astronaut died in 2012 at the age of 82.

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