Susan Sarandon calls Pope a Nazi

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Report: Susan Sarandon calls Pope a Nazi

Both Catholic and Jewish groups have criticized actress' remarks

updated 10/18/2011 10:52:25 AM ET

LOS ANGELES — Actress and social activist Susan Sarandon was reported to have called Pope Benedict a Nazi during a public discussion at a film festival in New York, provoking criticism from both Catholic and Jewish groups.

The movie star, who won an Oscar for her role in the 1995 anti-death penalty film "Dead Man Walking" actress, said she had sent a copy of the book on which the movie is based to the pope.

"The last one. Not this Nazi one we have now," she was reported as saying by New York newspaper Newsday.

The remark was made on Saturday in an interview about Sarandon's career conducted by fellow actor Bob Balaban that was part of the Hamptons Film Festival.

Newsday said Balaban gently chided Sarandon for the remark but she repeated it.

Sarandon's Hollywood agent did not respond to calls for comment on Monday.

German born Pope Benedict, formerly Joseph Ratzinger, was briefly a member of the Hitler Youth in the early 1940s when membership was compulsory, the Vatican has said. He deserted the military during World War Two and has said that as devout Catholics, his parents rejected Nazi ideology.

Sarandon, 65, who was raised in New York as a Roman Catholic, is known for her support of causes ranging from hunger and AIDS to opposing the U.S.-led war in Iraq. The "Thelma and Louise" star was appointed a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador in 1999.

The New York-based Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights called Sarandon's remark "obscene" and said in a Monday statement that her "ignorance is willful."

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL), which fights anti-Semitism, called on Sarandon to apologize to the Catholic Community.

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

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The Hank Williams thing was different. Although I think the ADL should stay out of this. Jews don't own the term "Nazi." But Sarandon is a cunt anyway. Another fake rebel who loves ACTUAL tyrants like Ahmadinejad and Hugo Chavez.
 

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Sarandon, is known for her support of causes ranging from hunger and AIDS
She supports hunger and AIDS? What a bitch.
 

gleet

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Sarandon, is known for her support of causes ranging from hunger and AIDS
She supports hunger and AIDS? What a bitch.
 

Norm Stansfield

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"Ms. Sarandon may have her differences with the Catholic Church, but that is no excuse for throwing around Nazi analogies
What? Calling someone a Nazi isn't an analogy. It's a statement.

And what's so fucking controversial about it? Isn't it common knowledge that the Pope was a Hitler Youth and a soldier in the Wehrmacht?
 

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Can we just agree that anybody who brings up the words "Nazi" and "slavery" and/or anything to do with the two in their argument is a blithering idiot.
 

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Well, I hate to remotely side with her, but the current pope was in the Hitler Youth
 
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Why does anyone care? The best way to shut this cunt up would be to stop giving a shit when she opened her turkey gobbler.
 

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Can we just agree that he is a Nazi and she is a cunt?


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