Friday Night Lights creator Peter Berg isn't too happy with Mitt Romney.
In a letter to Romney and his campaign, obtained by The Hollywood Reporter, Berg accused the GOP candidate of plagiarism, stating that his use of the phrase "Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Can't Lose" is stealing, because it originated from Friday Night Lights. The letter, which is viewable in full here, reads:
"I created the TV show Friday Night Lights and came up with the phrase ‘Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Can’t Lose.’ ... I was not thrilled when I saw that you have plagiarized this expression to support your campaign by using it on posters, your Facebook page and as part of your stump speeches. Your politics and campaign are clearly not aligned with the themes we portrayed in our series. The only relevant comparison that I see between your campaign and Friday Night Lights is the character of Buddy Garrity - who turned his back on American car manufacturers selling imported cars from Japan."
Ouch. Need some ice for that burn, dude?
[via The Hollywood Reporter]