Susan Sarandon calls Pope a 'Nazi'

2011-10-19 08:22
Los Angeles - A catholic group has hit out at Susan Sarandon after she referred to the Pope as a "Nazi".

The 65-year-old actress has been described as a "despicable person" after she made the remark about Pope Benedict XVI during an interview with fellow actor and filmmaker Bob Balaban on Saturday, when she was discussing her 1995 film Dead Man Walking, Newsday reports.

During her conversation with Bob, she said: "The last (pope)," speaking about Pope John Paul II. "Not this Nazi one we have now."

Following the comment, Bill Donohue, the president of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, has described the Lovely Bones actress as being "ignorant and full of hatred to the Catholic Church".

He told E!: "She's a despicable person to make these kinds of despicable remarks.

"He deserted the Hitler Youth at the first moment. (Sarandon) doesn't know what she's talking about...To blame him for something that he was never responsible for; he was forced to join as every boy his age was. Unlike the others, he deserted."


  • Stephen - 2011-10-19 09:31

    she's spot on, hitler was a Catholic, big chummies with the pope, the Italians started rounding up jews and shipping them to Germany even before the the war broke out.

  • Shamier - 2011-10-19 09:48

    She's waaaay off. The pope is actually emperor palpatine from star wars...

  • Jerhone - 2011-10-19 12:34

    boo hoo she spoke out against a mere mortal is this supposed to be news

  • Ettienne - 2011-10-20 10:40

    The Catholics hide their evil behind their faith. Senetor Palpatine is a very good analogy.

  • Karoo - 2011-10-29 00:49

    Shame on you for editing out my previous comment. I thought my statement that I was not Catholic, a "hang-'em-high" enthusiast, or an anti-abortion activist should have made it clear that I was not a right wing zealot. Anyway, Susan Sarandon remains one of the most annoying smug and sanctimonious people on this planet. A bit rich of her to paint the Pope as a hypocrite.

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