An Arab-American civil rights group has written letters to American Sniper director Clint Eastwood and star Bradley Cooper asking them to take a stand against racist remarks spawned from the war film.
The group pointed to social media, where users have posted racial slurs and taunts against Muslims after claiming to have watched the film.
The group said it believes Cooper and Eastwood could use their influence to “quell the danger facing our community.”
The group called for a social media campaign using the #AmericanSniper hashtag to call "on Eastwood, Cooper, and the public to stand together against bigotry," the statement said.
The group added it is working with the FBI and local law enforcement to address the threats.