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Susan Sarandon calls Pope Benedict a 'Nazi'? Actress is slammed by Catholic, Jewish groups

Stone.Cold.Krazy 2011/10/19 00:08:07
Susan Sarandon calls Pope Benedict a 'Nazi'? Actress is slammed by Catholic, Jewish groupsPosted 10/18/2011 8:33 AM PT by Corinne Heller

Susan Sarandon has been slammed by a Catholic civil rights group for reportedly calling Pope Benedict XVI a "Nazi," while a Jewish organization has called on her to apologize.


Sarandon, who was raised Roman Catholic and is known for her liberal political views and activism, told him she had sent the pope a copy of the book "Dead Man Walking," which advocates against the death penalty. The actress had won an Oscar for her role in a 1995 film adaptation. She said she sent the book to the "last" pope, "not this Nazi one we have now," according to Newsday.

The 65-year-old actress had made her comments during a public interview carried out by actor Bob Balaban at the Hampton Film Festival on Saturday, according to the New York newspaper Newsday.

"Susan Sarandon's ignorance is willful," Bill Donohue, president of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, said in a statement. "Sarandon's comment is obscene. Sadly, it's what we've come to expect from her."

Pope Benedict was born Joseph Ratzinger in Germany and was a member of the Hitler Youth in the 1940s during World War II, as was mandated by Nazi leader Adolf Hitler. The pope deserted German forces and became a U.S. prisoner of war. He has said that his Catholic parents rejected Nazi ideology and has publicly condemned the extermination of some six million Jews and others during the Holocaust.

Sarandon has not responded to criticism about her comment.

"We hope that Susan Sarandon will have the good sense to apologize to the Catholic community and all those she may have offended with this disturbing, deeply offensive and completely uncalled for attack on the good name of Pope Benedict XVI," Abraham H. Foxman, national director of the Anti-Defamation League, which aims to stop anti-Semitism and bigotry, said in a statement.

"Ms. Sarandon may have her differences with the Catholic Church, but that is no excuse for throwing around Nazi analogies," he said. "Such words are hateful, vindictive and only serve to diminish the true history and meaning of the Holocaust."

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  • Dax 2011/11/09 22:23:12
    Dax
    +1
    .. Wow. The guy WAS a Hitler Youth, regardless of him saying he renounced those views. Somethings never go away with time. I can see why she would say that.
  • nightcrawler2005 2011/10/28 22:52:55
    nightcrawler2005
    Not a Catholic, I don't care about the Pope but for her to make a comment like that shows what a sad pathetic little has been she's become to say something like that is just a desperate plea for some publicity by the supermarket tabloids.
  • Otaku Link 2011/10/20 14:46:46
    Otaku Link
    I agree with "Recruit".

    Still, I think her comment was out of line.
  • SharonJohnson 2011/10/19 21:27:18
    SharonJohnson
    Who cares what this old washed up has been thinks. She is disguisting and just plain old and ugly.
  • Andrew 2011/10/19 21:26:22
    Andrew
    she's crazy.
  • Tony 2011/10/19 15:52:54
    Tony
    +1
    please, he was 10 years old when he was in the Hitler Youth. It was probably his parents idea he get involved anyway.
  • mwg0735 2011/10/19 15:39:25
  • MandaLynne 2011/10/19 14:57:55
    MandaLynne
    +1
    Susan Sarandon is irrelevant. She has long been known as an extreme left-winger who spews forth garbage from her mouth.
  • Penumbra 2011/10/19 05:08:38
    Penumbra
    Who give a f**k seriously....the catholic church should start taking care of their child abuse problems than crying over a comment an actress made.
  • seathanaich 2011/10/19 04:42:33
    seathanaich
    +2
    I'm sorry, I was a bit preoccupied by that rack. What did you say?
  • cupcake seathan... 2011/10/19 04:53:44
    cupcake
    +2
    lmao! Yes, you're right, she has a nice set of melons, but then again, so do I. keep your eyes on her face. Now, breath and you can reply
  • seathan... cupcake 2011/10/19 04:55:50
    seathanaich
    +2
    I am a man who believes nothing without evidence, so I'm afraid I cannot believe your claim ;)
  • cupcake seathan... 2011/10/19 04:58:30
  • seathan... cupcake 2011/10/19 05:01:02
    seathanaich
    +2
    Wow, that IS a nice pair of melons!

    Too many people bandy around the word "Nazi" in situations where it is an exaggeration. Cheers.
  • cupcake seathan... 2011/10/19 05:04:47
    cupcake
    +1
    Thank you! :-D
    Yep! You are right!
  • seathan... cupcake 2011/10/19 05:11:27
    seathanaich
    +2
    Whew! Now, I need to stare at something for a while . . .
  • cupcake 2011/10/19 04:39:05
    cupcake
    +1
    She's a bleeding heart liberal with blinders and no capacity to put things into perspective and she thinks we are interested in her opinions because she's beautiful, she's a good actress but the truth is we shouldn't care what the hell she thinks. Do we hear about Herbert Schwieman or Throckmorton P. Magillicudy opinions on anything political? Why should we give a rats ass about Susan Sarandon's political opinion?
  • Mark In Irvine 2011/10/19 04:18:21
    Mark In Irvine
    +1
    Bill Donohue, president of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, is a reactionary fascist douchbag IMHO.
  • cupcake Mark In... 2011/10/19 04:55:43
    cupcake
    +1
    lol,
    don't know Bill Donohue, but I'll take your word for it.
  • Mark In... cupcake 2011/10/19 04:58:57
    Mark In Irvine
    you can look him up ... i was raised catholic and the guy's a horrible embarassment IMHO ... he'd take us all back to the dark ages if given half a chance...
  • cupcake Mark In... 2011/10/19 05:03:33
    cupcake
    +1
    I'm catholic too. still don't know him. He probably is, I really will take your word for it. The person I really hate is Barney Frank. He is a big reason, huge reason we are in the financial state we are in. i hate barney frank
  • wtw 2011/10/19 04:13:18
    wtw
    +1
    I really don't care what she thinks or says!
  • JaguarSocialist 2011/10/19 03:27:01
    JaguarSocialist
    +2
    While it's clear Ratzinger isn't a Nazi, he's been less than candid about his role in the Hitler Youth and his claim that resistance to the Nazis was "impossible." Resistance wasn't impossible and the story of Mildred Harnack proves that point.
  • Mark In... JaguarS... 2011/10/19 04:19:23
    Mark In Irvine
    +1
    He is more of a douche for his current policies than for the fact that he was coerced into being part of the HitlerJugend IMHO.
  • KateLenn 2011/10/19 03:25:23
    KateLenn
    I don't understand what she is after, some part of her statement seems to be true. It seems that she is wanting others to be open minded. Although twisted, and yet she seems to be after the pope. She is almost showing her cookies!

    SH could have chosen a better pic.

    At the end of the day, she has a right to her opinion...
  • GOD 2011/10/19 03:23:08
    GOD
    +1
    He is a Nazi is a murderer in prison no longer a murderer just because he found god Benny was a member of hitlers youth
  • EDWARD G 2011/10/19 02:32:12
    EDWARD G
    What an imbecile'
  • Paige 2011/10/19 02:27:46
    Paige
    +2
    What an idiot
  • Diana 2011/10/19 01:51:19
    Diana
    +2
    Susan Sarandon is in the same league with Jane Fonda and Cindy Sheehan.The only thing she is noted for is her sagging breasts and shacking up.She's just another Liberal Pig ,with a big mouth.
  • Alan 2011/10/19 01:18:27
    Alan
    +3
    ...it is better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your moth and remove all doubt....
  • Gloria 2011/10/19 00:58:21
    Gloria
    +1
    Oh Susan that's no way to seduce a priest.
  • GOD Gloria 2011/10/19 03:24:23
    GOD
    +1
    LOL this is

    little boy
  • Gloria GOD 2011/10/19 16:21:06
    Gloria
    +1
    It took about five seconds to get that one!
  • JohnFitzgeral12 2011/10/19 00:41:49
    JohnFitzgeral12
    +2
    Tits weren't made for thinking.
  • Recruit 2011/10/19 00:34:27
    Recruit
    +5
    Shes got a nice rack regardless of her age
  • Recruit Recruit 2011/10/19 02:09:49
    Recruit
    I know ...just one more inch of her top sliding down and we could see a sexy nipple
  • Mark In... Recruit 2011/10/19 04:21:08
    Mark In Irvine
    i see sexy nipples at least twice a day at my house.
  • Mark In... Recruit 2011/10/19 04:19:59
    Mark In Irvine
    +1
    she's looking pretty saggy in the photo here.
  • nightcr... Recruit 2011/10/28 22:54:45
    nightcrawler2005
    Reference her rack if you took away any support they would probably be down around her knees.
  • Recruit nightcr... 2011/10/28 23:00:11
    Recruit
    +1
    So,i could suck her nipples and toes at the same time...works for me

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