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Russell Crowe: 'Circumcision is Barbaric and Stupid'

Russell Crowe: 'Circumcision is Barbaric and Stupid'

Russell Crowe has spoken out about circumcision on his Twitter account.

“Circumcision is barbaric and stupid. Who are you to correct nature? Is it real that GOD requires a donation of foreskin? Babies are perfect,” the 47-year-old actor wrote on Twitter on Thursday (June 9).

“I will always stand for the perfection of babies, i will always believe in God, not man’s interpretation of what God requires,” Russell continued.

“Last of it, if [you] feel it is [your] right 2 cut things off [your] babies please unfollow and f— off,I’ll take attentive parenting over barbarism,” he concluded.

WHAT DO YOU THINK of Russell Crowe’s argument against circumcision?

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192 Responses to “Russell Crowe: 'Circumcision is Barbaric and Stupid'”

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  1. 1
    Taylor Says:

    Good thing I don’t follow you on twitter…

  2. 2
    Austin Says:

    Whoa, this guy seems really unstable…

  3. 3
    hmmm Says:

    way to insult two different religions

  4. 4
    Klime Says:

    Well he is right. Unconsentual surgery is wrong. It is done according to the interpretation of God’s word.

    Not to mention it doesn’t prevent masturbation, which is why it was introducted to N.A.

  5. 5
    CJLOVE23 Says:

    Ewww. Uncircumcised peens are gross. I can’t work em and they’re dirrrty. Plus they run and hide like a turtle when they’re soft. It’s gross!! Besides, I find it funny HE’s calling something barbaric

  6. 6
    Camden Says:

    I’m inclined to agree with him….a bazillion Jews and Muslim’s won’t be.

  7. 7
    Celia Says:

    He’s not lying. I know it’s done for sanitary reasons and other reasons, but I’ve had the misfortune of seeing one done up close and personal and those poor babies.

  8. 8
    Chris Says:

    Not to mention that he said that aborting an unborn baby is more appropriate than removing an infants foreskin.
    This is not good PR in my opinion.

  9. 9
    Chris Says:

    Not to mention that he said that aborting an unborn baby is more appropriate than removing an infants foreskin.
    This is not good PR in my opinion.

  10. 10
    Olivia Munn = LoserWannabeHag Says:

    I’m cringing. He is going to regret saying that.

  11. 11
    James Says:

    I can’t understand why anyone would be against circumcision. Especially someone in high regard like Russell Crowe. You can’t clean an uncircumcised ***** so you would go through life with a dirty *****. That’s nasty.

  12. 12
    boston61 Says:

    Don’t you hate when actors try to sound smart?

  13. 13
    Struck Says:

    when you are the one who assists in the surgeries like i do- you will know that many babies pass out from the pain. infections are very common and there are complications in many cases.

  14. 14
    12 Says:

    @James: James, you should really know that being clean has nothing to do with circumcision. The information is out there.

  15. 15
    Jasmine Says:

    There’s no logic in his unstable rant here. He says he doesn’t believe in man’s interpretation of God, but believes in God. Is he saying that only he knows what’s cool and uncool with God? How arrogant.

  16. 16
    Ruth Says:

    Just when I thought that he had changed! He can believe whatever he likes but he is a fool to give a public opinion on something which is connected to two major religions.

    Apart from anything else, there is a lot of medical evidence to prove that circumcision is much healthier and that circumcised men are less prone to disease. The United Nations iniatiated various projects in Africa which include circumcising men to prevent AIDS – obviously they wouldn’t agree with Mr. Crowe. We should also remember that millions of baby boys are born with partial foreskins which would require that the rest be removed and this has nothing to do with their religion.

    In other words, even famous actors should THINK before they speak or twitter. And why on earth would a man who has won an Oscar (or two) feel the need to twitter to his fans. That’s for the Kardashians.

  17. 17
    CJLOVE23 Says:

    @12: Looks like someone has a turtle

  18. 18
    Anna Says:

    Struck @ 06/10/2011 at 12:20 am 0

    when you are the one who assists in the surgeries like i do- you will know that many babies pass out from the pain. infections are very common and there are complications in many cases.
    I think that this is completely untrue. I am not saying that infections don’t happen, but they are rare.

    My son and my grandsons were circumcised and they didn’t even cry. A surgeon (who is also a medical professor in a leading hospital) performed the procedure on my grandchildren and there were absolutely NO problems, no crying, nothing. I am not underestimating what could happen, I am just saying that if the parents are responsible and take a surgeon to carry out the circumcision, then it is a very simple procedure.

    Russell was always one of my favourite actors but his big mouth is starting to bother me. I’m sure that within a couple of days he will be apologising and claim he was “misunderstood”.

  19. 19
    Jasmine Says:

    @Camden: On the contrary, there are some modern Jews that don’t circumcise their babies and circumcision is NOT required in Islam but is allowed.

    And by the way, why are so many people getting so worked up about parents making decisions for their children? Some of you treat it as some sort of abominable sin. How lazy have people become that they just kick back and let their children raise themselves. Do people truly believe their children know best or are they are just too cowardly to make decisions that their children may or may not like then or in the future?

  20. 20
    Jessica Says:

    I think he just got himself a new twitter follower.
    He speaks truth and good sense.

  21. 21
    lengela Says:

    It is not required in Islam, but in Judaism. There is a lot of pressure for Jews to do this and being Jewish, there is no other way. If our sons do not have this procedure they are not accepted as Jews.

  22. 22
    KarenG Says:

    I totally agree with him. Gender should never be the deciding factor between what is and is not a criminal act. It is a violation of federal law to merely draw a drop of blood from the genitals of a minor female child in the US. Boys deserve equal protection under the law. Circumcision harms every boy and the man he will become.

  23. 23
    Jamie Poston-Benford Says:

    @James: @James: The majority of men in the WORLD are intact, Russell Crowe being one of them. Foreskin is there for a reason, it is not a birth defect. I have never known an intact man who did not know how to clean himself. Of course if you do not wash it, it will smell. I have know cut men whom smelled nasty down there. To the person that says they are gross and that it hides when it is soft. No it is not gross and yes it is suppose to do that when it is soft. The main function of foreskin is protection, the glands(head) is not meant to be an external part of a mans most private area. It also aids in sexual pleasure. I am really sick and tired of men and women putting men whom are intact down because they have ALL of the natural body the way they are suppose to.

  24. 24
    manka Says:


    “What is “cool” and “uncool” with God” — how old are you exactly?
    And here’s some food for thought: intelligence is “cool” with everybody.

  25. 25
    Matthew Says:

    As much as I agree with him, I can’t help but think of pots and kettles……

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