Susan Sarandon rapped for calling Pope Benedict a Nazi
October 18, 2011
Actress Susan Sarandon has come under heavy criticism for referring to Pope Benedict XVI as a Nazi. Her public statement was denounced by both the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights and the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai Brith.
"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,” said Abraham Foxman of the Anti-Defamation League. He said that her words were “hateful, vindictive and only serve to diminish the true history and meaning of the Holocaust."
William Donohue of the Catholic League added: "Susan Sarandon’s ignorance is willful: those who have hatred in their veins are not interested in the truth.”
- ADL Asks Susan Sarandon to Apologize for Referring to the Pope as a Nazi (Hollywood Reporter)
- Sarandon calls pope “Nazi”; ADL calls for apology (National Catholic Register)
- Susan Sarandon Slammed by Catholic League After Calling Pope a Nazi (Hollywood Reporter)
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Posted by: florentine -
Oct. 19, 2011 1:03 AM ET USA
This reminds me of when" comedian" Kathy Griffen, who was basically a flop, suddenly got attention when she blasphemed and made "jokes" about Jesus. Suddenly, with media help, she was in the limelight .. yes, it says a lot about our culture when attention ( and secular adulation) is given to these hate filled women. How could anyone be so cruel and disrespectful to an ANY 85 yr. old man, but especially one so full of love, truth, and self giving as our most wonderful, courageous pope.
Posted by: imanxufan9901 -
Oct. 18, 2011 10:45 PM ET USA
Another fallen off so called catholic! Who really cares what these movie stars say!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by: bowdenjw2511 -
Oct. 18, 2011 7:09 PM ET USA
Why is she being given any attention at all? She's part of the same tired old clique with the same tired old words. This doesn't even warrant being called news. It also isn't worth getting an apology for - if someone with half a brain had said this seriously then perhaps, but not the same, tired, old, Sarandon.