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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.

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

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  1. 51
    Robert Says:

    @Ruth: So explain to me why the country with the highest circumcision rate also has the highest HIV rate in the world? Only something like 15% of men in Europe(as well as babies being born these days) are circumcised and yet their rates are nothing like here in the United States. Over 85% of men all over the world are uncircumcised and yet the place that does it the most has the highest rates of STI’s? What the hell? It should also be noted that in 2009 the circumcision rate in medical facilities was something like 45%(which overrall is 55%)

    There is no evidence to even suggest circumcision is better. If you’re for circumcision that’s fine. It’s not my business. But don’t act all self righteous when you’re clearly just an ignorant moron who has no idea what she’s talking about. I believe it’s you that should think before you speak.

  2. 52
    Matthew Says:

    @43: And hopefully that will change in coming generations. It’s too bad it has to take that long.

  3. 53
    Shannon Says:

    First time I’ve liked the guy.

  4. 54
    SW 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.”

    He did not say that, you twat. You are deliberately twisting his words. He said that abortion should be a woman’s decision – just like it should be a man’s decision to get circumcised WHEN HE IS AN ADULT. This decision should not be made for him as an infant or teen.

    As always, I applaud Russell for speaking his mind.

    @lala – the male foreskin has no use in MODERN human males? Are they differently built than ancient ones, then? LOL Please educate yourself on the use of the make foreskin (you only have to go back to the first comments page for that) before you spew any more of your BS.
    And I don’t think that anybody (not even Russell) has anything against circumcision for medical reasons, as in the case of your little brother. You are completely missing the point.

  5. 55
    Daniel Says:


    It is not hard to keep and uncircumcised ***** clean. i am uncirc and it takes me all of a min in the shower.

  6. 56
    Truth Says:

    Russell is sooo frickin’ right on this it’s not even funny!

  7. 57
    Matthew Says:

    To whoever thumbed down “You have to admit though… The man’s a bit unstable ;)”:

  8. 58
    DJ Says:


    They are only dirty when the people who own them, don’t keep them clean. I keep mine clean and my girlfriend loves it.

  9. 59
    Josh Says:


    Finally some Big names fighting for what’s right!

    Pedophile Sadists and religious sexual assault apologists be damned!

    People are speaking out against Male Genital Mutilation! Your sick sexual fetish for taking knives to the gentials of baby boys won’t be happening for too much longer you SICK FREAKS!

  10. 60
    SW Says:

    @Matthews – draggin up Russell’s “altercations” is so last decade….*yawn*

  11. 61
    SW Says:

    @Matthew – dragging up Russell’s alleged “altercations” is so last decade…..*yawn*

  12. 62
    Jon Snow Says:

    The male prepuce has so many functions, protective and sexual. I think the majority of Americans have no idea how much is actually lost. A man will be lacking 15 square inches of highly erogenous specialized tissue, folks. Intact guys and their partners know all of the benefits, keeping babies intact should be a no-brainer.

  13. 63
    Luana Says:

    It amazes me that jewish people still participate in this. And the stupidity they use to justify it.

  14. 64
    Luana Says:

    James – you stupid man….life is going to be long and hard

  15. 65
    Lee56 Says:

    Gotta agree, but he left out the most important point – no-one has the right to alter another person’s body without their consent – let a guy make up his own mind when he’s of age. And as for the religious aspect, a covenant with God should be about your own body and your own beliefs, not forcing them on a helpless infant. If we were serious about freedom of religion we would be allowing little girls to have sunat performed on them like in Malaysia – ( excision of the clitoral hood), not screaming about doctors suggesting a pinprick to draw a drop of blood from the clitoris to satisfy ritual requirements.

    Many Jews now have the Brit Shalom for their sons, which is a religious naming ceremony at 8 days of age without circumcision.

    As the wife and mother of intact males I would have to say that hygiene and health has never been an issue! Have people never heard of showers?

  16. 66
    skwerl Says:

    @CJLOVE23: Dirty people are dirty. A man with an intact ***** who washes himself is not dirty. Better to be soft and sensitive than a dried-up, scarred mushroom.

  17. 67
    skwerl Says:

    @hmmm: Religions that require you to chop off pieces of your child deserve to be insulted.

  18. 68
    skwerl Says:

    @James: It’s a shame your parents didn’t teach you how to wash. My kids know what soap and water is.

  19. 69
    groundcontrol Says:

    Poor Russell. He’s trying everything he can to get back on the radar.
    But he’s right.
    There are no general medical or hygienic reasons for circumcision. There are also no credible studies applicable to the developed world that show any need for circumcision.
    And poor James, if you can’t figure out how to properly clean an uncircumcised ***** then you are all kinds of stupid – or just disgustingly lazy.
    If any father thinks circumcision is such a great idea then offer your own up for a little more trimming. Otherwise keep your hands off your son’s *****. It does not belong to you.

  20. 70
    Orchid Says:

    45 Matthew @ 06/10/2011 at 1:12 am
    I wouldn’t say RC is unstable. He does have a very short fuse.

  21. 71
    Austin Says:

    @James Loewen It is the way that he said it. It is one thing to have an opinion and it is another to offend millions of people by the way you say something. Get educated? Really? Are we 12 years old and using our parent’s computer? Grow up James.

  22. 72
    suseyblue Says:

    You tell ‘em, Russell. You ROCK.

    And Lengela, how dare you imply our normal, perfect sons are less Jewish because as ethical, moral, humane persons, we didn’t have genital mutilation performed upon their infant bodies. Our sons are going to stop this cycle of abuse.

    Slavery lasted longest in the US in the Western world, as has circumcision. But it too will pass & be remembered along with paterfamilias as something once thought ‘right’ by culture & now known to be a cruel, unnatural human rights violation.

  23. 73
    Kate Says:

    You have to love the internet. A place where people can say what they want without consequence. As a practicing Jewish woman, I can say that many of the people commenting here are rude and offensive. What happened to respect and consideration?

  24. 74
    Orchid Says:

    69 skwerl @ 06/10/2011 at 1:50 am +2
    @CJLOVE23: Dirty people are dirty. A man with an intact ***** who washes himself is not dirty. Better to be soft and sensitive than a dried-up, scarred mushroom.
    I was going to say that! When a man can’t (doesn’t know how to) clean himself, he is dirty, circumcised or not. I agree with RC!

  25. 75
    Jon Snow Says:

    I can’t imagine how I would feel if half of the densely innervated tissue from my genitals had been taken away without my consent, when I was too little to fight back and then grow up to discover that not only was it medically unnecessary, it was a complete violation of my basic human right to bodily integrity.

    I can see why there are men out there who are angry about what was done to them. I imagine there must be frustration about society’s lack of empathy, lack of interest, and absolute discrimination towards them. On wonders how long they will have to wait before a male’s right to a whole and healthy body is protected.

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