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Susan Sarandon Gets Backlash For Anti-Pope Comment

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susan sarandon gets backlash for anti pope comment

This one was bound to piss A LOT of people off.

Yesterday, we reported that Susan Sarandon made a comment at last weekends' Hamptons Film Festival, in which she described the current Pope as being a "Nazi," and then said it AGAIN for emphasis.

Now, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) is coming after Susan and asking that she apologize.

Here's what the National Director of the ADL Abraham H. Foxman had to say about it:

"[Her] comment is obscene. Sadly, it’s what we’ve come to expect from her."

"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."

"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."

And here's more from president of the Catholic League of America William Donohue:

"Susan Sarandon’s ignorance is willful: those who have hatred in their veins are not interested in the truth. The fact is that Joseph Ratzinger [the Pope] was conscripted at the age of 14 into the Hitler Youth, along with every other young German boy."

"Unlike most of the other teenagers, Ratzinger refused to go to meetings, bringing economic hardship to his family. Moreover, unlike most of the others, he deserted at the first opportunity. Sarandon’s comment is obscene. Sadly, it’s what we’ve come to expect from her."

Guess we'll find out soon whether or not Susan is going to apologize. We'll be honest, we're not 100% sure if she will!

What do U think? Should Susan Sarandon apologize???

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47 comments to “Susan Sarandon Gets Backlash For Anti-Pope Comment”



  1. 1

    It took the Catholic church decades to apologize for their collaboration with the Nazis. She was wrong to call him a Nazi - he was just a child - but she should wait 50 or 60 years to apologize.



  2. 2

    First off — I do NOT believe the Catholic Church on his wartime behavior. But then again, he was just 14 so I don't really care. I call him Pope Prada and find his self-indulgence and opulence to be offensive — and I was raised Catholic. This Church has lost a great deal of credibility and — I believe — has totally lost touch with Christ. The reaction to the priestly abuse (and it was both gay and straight abuse) has been repulsive.

    As for Sarandon, just as every American, she is free to say whatever she wants. But just as others have found out (Hank Williams Jr., Mel Gibson, the Dixie Chicks), people are free to react to your comments publicly and through their purchasing habits or employment decisions



  3. 3

    I think all this asking people to apologize is bullshit. If they want to they should otherwise they shouldn't. You know you would spend the rest of your life apologizing FatBoy if Im wrong about that.



  4. 4

    If she was talking crap about homosexuals, you would be demanding an apology from her….not asking whether or not you think she should provide an apology. Equality for all right? Hypocrite.



  5. 5

    She is an old washed-up idiot. Who gives a crap what she says? I am not Catholic but I feel it is wrong to belittle something that means so much to so many. Nobody cares if she apologizes or not. The damage is done. And I'm done with Susan Sarandon.



  6. 6

    It makes me like her even more.



  7. 7

    SHE'S TRASH,ALWAYS HAS BEEN.AND NOW SHE WILL BE A HASBEEN…



  8. 8

    I would just like to point out how fucking annoying it is to have all these articles on here and not being able to comment on them. Like, every other story pretty much says "comments off". What's the point of having them on here?



  9. 9

    She looks like she would smell like pee.



  10. 10

    She's an idiot. Sick of her political agenda.



  11. 11

    RED ON THE HEAD LIKE A DICK ON A DOG



  12. 12

    I think she might be referring to Ratzinger prosecuting homosexuals and the way Nazis did with jews. Hate is hate and facism is facism at the end of the day.



  13. 13

    Even if I agreed with her assertion, I wouldn't have declared it publicly. Still, she's protected by the same free speech rules as anyone else. So why is she required to apologize for expressing her opinion?



  14. 14

    Anything for publicity and an attempt at an image boost.
    .
    Trying to appear 'edgy' some kinda way since the T & A days are waaaaaaay behind her.
    .
    She shouldn't have called the Pope a "Nazi", but then, I guess the Pope shouldn't have responded by calling her a "Washed Up Hasbeen Skank".
    .
    Knock it off you two!



  15. 15

    These Jews love calling Non-Jews nasty names…They're very Anti-Gentilistic



  16. 16

    Come on, man.



  17. 17

    A.) What happened to free speech? Why should she apologize? No one is making Rick Perry/Herman Cain/[enter delusional Republican candidate name here] apologize for claiming that the earth is round/homosexuals are the devil/women belong barefoot and pregnant in the kitchen. An opinion is protected by the First Amendment!
    B.) She has a point - the Catholic church has much more blood on its hands than the Nazis - particularly since their atrocities have been spread throughout over a thousand years…



  18. 18

    She can have her opinion and I will have mine. She is worthless.



  19. 19

    HE HE WAS A NAZI!! He was a member of the HItler youth. It'd be like calling gaga a tv whore because she tried to be on reality shows before she became famous. She was, no point in denying or trying to pretend like it didn't happen. So he was a Nazi, no point in asking for an apology for her calling him exactly what he was.



  20. 20

    lol this is petty, does any of this really matter ? even as an opinion to be threatened defamation is laughable.



  21. 21

    She was only stating a FACT



  22. 22

    both of them have a right to freely express their viewpoints. I think that trying to censor the Pope or Susan Sarandon's comments is extremely bigoted. However, I don't agree with labeling insulting names on others who don't agree with you, like "nazi".



  23. 23

    Of course she should apologize. His was not a willful conscription to Hitler Youth but rather mandated. She's lost my respect (I'm sure she doesn't care but still…)



  24. 24

    This gal is a little coo-coo for cocoa puffs.



  25. 25

    I grew up Catholic and attended a private Catholic school. The Vatican was corrupt then as it has been through the centuries. The Borjas might give one insight into the the way the Pope conducted himself. They turned a blind eye in the 50s-90s on sexual abuse and pedophilia. It was rampant. They did transfer the perpetrators to other school districts……..how nice of them



  26. 26

    I am a Roman Catholic and I do not like this Pope!
    He helped to hide child abusers!
    He is an evil man. Maybe not a Nazi but an evil man.
    I hope we get a real Pope like our last Pope who should be made a saint!
    Maybe the Prada Pope will not wait to die but will resign. He does not fool anyone.

  27. @v@ says – reply to this


    27

    So, 70 YEARS after Mr. Ratzinger happened to grow up as a boy in Germany around WWII by virtue of his parents living there, Sarandon is going to name call the Pope? His academic and theologic credentials are lengthy and formidable.



  28. 28

    like every ignorant person she will not change her opinion, because some people really think they are above everything..sad old Lady..just like Madonna



  29. 29

    i hate her. she is a joke..she is so outspoken..i am sick of hollywood feeling they can say anything they want just because they are a so called "celebrity"… its funny how jews can say anything they want about Catholics and Christians but the second anyone says anything about jews or kabalah(?) its over… its total bull@%^



  30. 30

    don't now exactly how she phrased it to have an opinion
    but fact is he joined the Hitler youth win a year when it was no longer mandatory to join it (if you do the research you will find this out)
    so by his admission he was a Nazi
    WAS is the operative word…. not IS
    so if she said WAS, she has nothing to apologize for
    fact is fact and history is history..you can't go back and change or re-write it



  31. 31

    Re: rosebud99
    good one!!



  32. 32

    while researching I found
    "Joseph Ratzinger’s claims about the Hitler Youth are not true. Compulsory membership was first defined in 1936 and reinforced in 1939, not in 1941 as he says. Ratzinger also says that he was “still too young” at the time, but he was 14 in 1941 and not too young at all: between the ages of 10 and 14, membership in the Deutsche Jungvolk (a group for younger children) was mandatory. Yet there is no mention of Raztinger belonging. If he had managed to avoid the required membership in the Deutsche Jungvolk, why did he suddenly join the Hitler Youth in 1941?
    Both Joseph Ratzinger and his brother, Georg, have said that “resistance was impossible” at the time and, therefore, it’s not surprising or morally culpable that they also “went along.” This is also not true. First, it’s insulting to the many who risked their lives to resist the Nazi regime, both in organized cells and on an individual basis. Second, there are many examples of those who refused service in the Hitler Youth for a variety of reasons."



  33. 33

    Whatever the Ratzinger family did and whatever Joseph Ratzinger’s father did, it wasn’t enough to be arrested or sent to a concentration camp. It doesn’t even appear to have been enough to warrant being detained and questioned by the Gestapo.
    Although it is true that Ratzinger deserted the military rather than continue fighting, he didn’t do so until April 1945, when the end of the war was quite close. "
    .
    "It’s simply not true that resistance was impossible at the time. Difficult, yes; dangerous, yes. But not impossible. John Paul II participated in anti-Nazi theater performances in Poland, yet there is no evidence of Joseph Ratzinger even doing this much."
    .
    just puts a different slant on your thinking and raises a few questions doesn't it- in comparison to the spin that the Catholic churcha nd the pope are trying to put on things



  34. 34

    Mel Gibson is called anti Sematic for saying nasty things about Jews, but its ok for Susan Sarandon to say nasty things about the leader of the catholic church with no public backlash?! Doesn't make much sense it me ! Hypocrisy at its finest!



  35. 35

    Nazis Are good people, May God Bless them.



  36. 36

    Shouldn't she be put in the same category people put Mel in? I am Catholic….and he is not my favorite Pope…..but she has insulted a very large community. I also think she should have done a lot more homework.



  37. 37

    He IS a Nazi! not because of his past, but because of his facist views.



  38. 38

    What Susan said was absolutely correct. Not only about him in particular but also about the religious mafia known as the catholic church. These people commenting that Susan Sarandon is "trash" or "smells like pee" … what do they do for a living? Are the Academy Award winning actresses? Are they successful artists? I think not. Who's trash?



  39. 39

    Re: thecouvman – What Susan said was absolutely correct. Not only about him in particular but also about the religious mafia known as the catholic church. These people commenting that Susan Sarandon is "trash" or "smells like pee" … what do they do for a living? Are the Academy Award winning actresses? Are they successful artists? I think not. Who's trash?



  40. 40

    Re: tracker – What Susan said was absolutely correct. Not only about him in particular but also about the religious mafia known as the catholic church. These people commenting that Susan Sarandon is "trash" or "smells like pee" … what do they do for a living? Are the Academy Award winning actresses? Are they successful artists? I think not. Who's trash?



  41. 41

    Re: perezisadumbass – What Susan said was absolutely correct. Not only about him in particular but also about the religious mafia known as the catholic church. These people commenting that Susan Sarandon is "trash" or "smells like pee" … what do they do for a living? Are the Academy Award winning actresses? Are they successful artists? I think not. Who's trash?



  42. 42

    I love Susan Sarandon not only for her great talent, but for her freedom of speech also !



  43. 43

    Well the slut is not as senile as we thought, she did it all for the publicity, and that's what the old hag got



  44. 44

    I personally love that someone famous does stand up for what the pope refuses to do so, because the pope REFUSES to even when it subscribes to a basic human right. The pope and his troop have always stood away from reality and instead to their 'beliefs'…during the nazi war and still to this day. Susan had every right to say what she did.



  45. 45

    why did she talk that way his a priest



  46. 46

    no my ex was catholic and hes the most evil hatefilled bastard i ever met he attended church regularly every sunday fucking someone in church (after) without a condom on sundays behind my back for over a year .then when i found out they called the police and tryed to get ME!! arrested for 5 crimes all fell flat.. because i didnt do anything wrong.. just yelled a bit when i found out…. then called me a hypocrite.. i love that look on her face lololol



  47. 47

    HITLER youth would bash KILL or hurt anyone who wasnt joining and staying in so i doubt he would dare leave and also they had bonfires singsongs FOOD and other things so i again doubt he had the balls to leave thats got to be BS