On Saturday night's taping of The Comedy Central Roast of Bruce Willis, the actor was poked fun at by several celebrities, including roastmaster Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Cybill Shepherd, Martha Stewart, Dennis Rodman, Nikki Glaser, Lil Rel Howery, Dom Irrera, Edward Norton, Kevin Pollak, and roast legend Jeff Ross. When it was Willis' turn to take the stage at the roast, he went all out. He told Norton, "You've rubbed more people the wrong way than Harvey Weinstein." At one point, he addressed his take on Die Hard's status as a holiday film, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
The verdict? At the end of the roast, he declared, "Die Hard is not a Christmas movie!"
It appears that Willis disagrees with Die Hard's screenwriter Steven E. de Souza. Back in December, CNN's Jake Tapper asked the writer on Twitter about his two cents on the great cinematic debate. De Souza's confirmed his opinion with the hashtag #DieHardIsAChristmasMovie. He defended his statement by pointing out that "a woman about to give birth features prominently." He also posted a photo of himself wearing a sweater with the words, "Now I have a machine gun, Ho, Ho Ho," referencing a scene in the film.
Will this debate ever die? Probably not.
The Comedy Central Roast of Bruce Willis will air on Comedy Central July 29.