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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. 26
    manka Says:

    @CJLOVE23:

    Can you be more of an idiot?
    Better go “work” your uncircumcised P*++…

  2. 27
    Matthew Says:

    @lengela:

    And who are the ones doing the not accepting?

  3. 28
    shell Says:

    @KarenG: Just curious…How am I harmed again?

  4. 29
    Jenna Says:

    Jewish penises are very ugly. I’m glad Russell has a brain.

  5. 30
    Matthew Says:

    @shell: http://www.nocirc.org/touch-test/bju_6685.pdf

  6. 31
    Faith Intactivist Says:

    I am in total agreement with him and support the movement to ban circumcision. There is no acceptable reason to cut off healthy, functioning parts of another human being. Religious rights end at YOUR OWN body. MAJOR human rights violation! If it ain’t broke – don’t fix it!

    I respect my child enough to protect his right to genital integrity. He has the freedom to choose what form he wants HIS genitals in as an adult. He STILL HAS THAT OPTION. When you circumcise a child – all it does it remove their choice.

    I have MANY Jewish friends that DID NOT circumcise their sons. They’ve had a Bris/Brti Shalom instead. No cutting. I also find it completely asinine those bringing up religious rights regarding circumcision. Baby girls can’t be circumcised(not even type 1 FGM which is a tiny pin prick to the clitoris) here in the U.S. for religious reasons so why should it be OK for boys to be cut up? Both deserve equal protection.

    The majority of the world does NOT circumcise and don’t have “issues” with their WHOLE penises. The U.S. needs to get over its fetish with cutting the genitals of children.

  7. 32
    press Says:

    im thinking he is entitled to his opinion

  8. 33
    43 Says:

    @Matthew: I know you weren’t responding to me but I think the shunning is from the rest of the Jewish community. They take it very seriously. You can’t actually live as a Jewish man without being circumsised. If you are converting to Judaism you have to have it done.

  9. 34
    postwatcher Says:

    I agree with Russell.

  10. 35
    James Loewen Says:

    Bravo Mr. Crowe! Not only do you have an intact ***** you also have balls!

    Thanks for speaking out. The comments here about Ewe yuk all that skin show the ignorance behind the most heinous child sexual abuse. Forced genital cutting of children is ending because people are getting informed and speaking out.

    Thank you!

  11. 36
    James Loewen Says:

    @43:
    You are wrong.

    Increasing numbers of Jewish parents are protecting the genital integrity of their boys and naming them without cutting them. Google Brit Shalom for more info.

  12. 37
    Matthew Says:

    @43: And I find that despicable. You should accept people for who they are, not what parts they have.

  13. 38
    lala Says:

    circumcision should not be considered a religious debate. cleanliness is not completely possible when a man is uncircumcised (not to mention the fact that men don’t bother to clean themselves nearly as well as women do while bathing). plenty of medical research shows that women who sleep with uncircumcised men have a higher risk of vaginal and cervical cancer than women who do not. from my own personal experience with this issue i believe that circumcision is a good idea. my little brother was not circumcised as an infant. he was constantly in and out of the pediatrician’s office throughout his first eight years of life because of various painful infections of his ***** due to his foreskin. finally he was forced to get circumcised at the age of 8 due to the constant infections and it was a major surgery that required 1-2 weeks out of school. babies, especially newborns, heal extremely quickly. the baby will not remember the pain and i don’t believe that there is anything cruel or barbaric about it especially if it saves them from more pain and suffering later.

  14. 39
    James Loewen Says:

    @Austin:

    You call him “unstable” because he speaks up for the human rights of children to their body integrity? Get educated. Forced circumcision is a sexual violation of infants and children.

  15. 40
    lala Says:

    not to mention that foreskin is useless in modern human males. there is no true necessary function for it. its practically a vestigial structure.

  16. 41
    Jenna Says:

    Wow, was Russell DRUNK yet again? How dare he insult so many parents? Sorry, but everyone should know for themselves. How dare mr Crowe pretend he and he alone speaks for god. I knew he was insane, this just proves it more.

  17. 42
    James Loewen Says:

    @lala:

    Sorry lala your comment is sexist and ignorant. Human genitals are easy and fun to clean. Cutting part of a baby’s ***** off to achieve “cleanliness” is barbaric and cruel.

  18. 43
    Kasey Says:

    AMEN! So glad to hear a man speaking out on a man’s right to choose for himself what is done to his body. What a courageous man!!!

  19. 44
    Matthew Says:

    @James Loewen: You have to admit though… The man’s a bit unstable ;)

  20. 45
    James Loewen Says:

    @Celia:

    Those “sanitary reasons” and “other reasons” are pathetic excuses for perpetrating a serious form of sexual abuse.

  21. 46
    oo Says:

    Am i the only one thinking it’s strange that Russel Crow has twitter? I’m like in shock.

  22. 47
    oo Says:

    Russellcrowe Russell Crowe
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    @BarackMcBush Hygenic? Why don’t you sew up your ass then?

    HAAH @ this tweet.

  23. 48
    Jon Snow Says:

    Good on ya Russell – it’s about time that more celebs spoke out about this gross violation of fundamental human rights.

  24. 49
    I6gul Says:

    And suddenly I’m a fan of his. I think it’s great, what he wrote. I completely agree with him.

  25. 50
    43 Says:

    @James Loewen: No actually you are wrong. Just because a small percentage of the Jewish community has chosen to ignore this requirement, does not mean the majority of Jews don’t do this procedure.

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