Russell Crowe: Circumcision Like Human Sacrifice

Actor tweets about 'barbaric' nature of ritual
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 10, 2011 10:35 AM CDT
Russell Crowe, star of "The Next Three Days," poses at a screening of the film in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010.   (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

(Newser) – Note to politicians and celebrities alike: Maybe it would be a good idea to just step away from the Twitter. In the latest online scandal, actor Russell Crowe referred to circumcision as “barbaric and stupid” and compared it to human sacrifice, the Telegraph reports. Crowe was responding to a follower who was wondering whether or not to circumcise his baby, and he also aired his opinion that anyone who would do so is a “moron” and if they disagree, they can “f*** off.”

“Many Jewish friends, I love my Jewish friends, I love the apples and the honey and the funny little hats but stop cutting yr babies,” he wrote. When another follower argued that circumcision is hygienic, Crowe said, “Why don’t you sew up your a** then?” He has since apologized. (Read more Russell Crowe stories.)

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