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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. 101
    Thai Says:


    Any solid proof there is a god? No. Then STFU.

  2. 102
    Miapocca Says:

    he is entitled to his opinion as long as its restricted to his himself and his kids

    Those who practice circumcision limit it to family…havent heard of strangers running around with scapels in mall of america asking for a foresking donation….

    Till that happens just remember that Circumcision is

    1- a religious act
    2-cultural and traditional in some part of Africa and middle east
    3-removal of the foreskin in a protection against HIV

    However I also believe in a PERSONS right to choose. Well babies cant choose and parents serve as guardians so I cant even jump into this argument

    Male circumcision does not cause as much issues as female circumsion which is designed purposely to control the female and with medical problems down the line…so a little bit of male foreskin doesnt hurt much 30 years after the fact.

  3. 103
    Thai Says:

    Interesting how a god, a moronic god, needs newborns’ foreskin, our money, our virginity and what not. Use ur brain, sheeple!

  4. 104
    Thai Says:


    The truth hurts, baby?

  5. 105
    Shia Says:

    he’s just an attention seeking idiot

  6. 106
    Thai Says:


    Who are u to tell other ppl/women what to do? Most religious morons do that, so STFU again and get back on ur knees to do what u do best. Natural and normal things – like abortion – have been demonized by religion in order to take a better control of the people.

  7. 107
    Miapocca Says:

    how come he does not apply the same principles to

    1- abortion
    2-plastic surgery

    this guy is hilarious but just another celeb blowing his mouth off\
    remember Jenny and her autism crusade..seems the doctor doctored his data…lol

  8. 108
    ermm Says:

    Well i believe everyone is entitled to their opinion i dont agree or diagree with what he say’s however i believe that some religions and cultures do this therefore he shoulld respect that but not everyone will agree with his opinion on the matter but its freedom of speech. I believe if its in your religion or culture then thats your decision to make and people should respect that.

  9. 109
    AK Says:

    If circumcision was part and parcel of Islam the Libs would tell us we need to be tolerant of their religion. But since their Jews its okay to insult their religion and run them out of town. Anybody for this law should also except they are racist against jews

  10. 110
    okay Says:

    @AK: actually circumcisim is a part of islam as well and sometimes it has nothing to do with religion a friend of mine got her son cirumcised and she doesnt follow any religion she said she did it for health reason so people cirumcise and sometimes it has nothing to do with religion

  11. 111
    Ruth Says:

    I see that the anti-circumcision lunatics have hit this board and all moderate comments have been hidden by them.

    It would have been better if Crowe had spoken out against female circumcision which is barbaric. His comments about circumcision of Jewish baby boys is bordering on antisemiticism and are at best tasteless. He obviously forgets that the United Nations has undertaken mass circumcisions of men and boys in Africa to combat AIDS and millions of non-Jewish children have been circumcised for many different medical reasons. Many American children are circumcised at birth and the parents can opt out if they wish to do so. There are states where the rate reaches 60% and these children are NOT JEWS. The medical profession in the USA, the most advanced in the world, obviously believes that the procedure helps to combat many diseases and for that reason supports the wide-spread circumcision of boys.

    As a Jew I believe that those parents wishing to circumcise their week old baby sons have the right to do so. My two beautiful grandsons were operated on by a top surgeon who undertook the procedure which took about two minutes. No pain, no suffering, no after effects – nothing.

    He should really stick to acting and watch his mouth.

  12. 112
    Rocky Says:

    @Camden: @Jamie Poston-Benford:

    TOTALLLLLY AGREE WITH YOU!!! You couldn’t have said it any better!!

  13. 113
    Rocky Says:


    You have some major points there.

  14. 114
    Fred Says:

    This is why we abandoned it in Europe decades ago.

  15. 115
    Rocky Says:


    He has every right to voice his opinion. You just did. If we went back to worshipping the Greek, Roman and Egyptian gods, we wouldn’t be in the mess we’re in right now with this religion saying they’re better than the other. Religion has been the number one cause of wars and hatred since time began. My friends who are Jewish are not considered Jews by the Hasidic Jewish community. Now tell me what’s up with that? Russell has major points in his statement and I applaud him for expressing his opinons. Some people may not like it, but it’s his right.

  16. 116
    SW Says:

    @Ruth – Russell voices his opinion and gets a lot of support, you don’t like that and immediately play the antisemitic card. How pathetic. Only makes you sound defensive.

  17. 117
    Rocky Says:


    Let’s see……….Crusades? Yeah, like they were really following the will of God? Man has used religion for wars, greed, and sheer hate for others. Someone once said, “If you want to make millions, start a religion”.

  18. 118
    Rocky Says:


    Russell didn’t say anything about Jews or Muslims. Give me a break!!

  19. 119
    Tazlena Says:

    It is a horrible practice. Totally barbaric, just a religious practice that should be banned everywhere. Since when is it acceptable to mutilate helpless babies who don’t have a voice of their own as to whether they want this done to them or not. They can decide at 18 if they want this done.

  20. 120
    guli Says:

    Well, let me tell you bỉtches that I’ve sucked many miles of ċock, and cut is the only way to go.

    In fact, circumcision should be compulsory, not optional.

  21. 121
    Ella Says:

    I used to be a fan but this is really quite ignorant and sad. Most people don’t get their babies circumsized for religious reasons – it’s for 1) good hygiene and 2) prevention of diseases – HIV, certain cancers including penile. Russ, please do your research next time.

  22. 122
    mulan Says:


  23. 123
    swadde Says:

    he criticizes the jewish not the muslim people, because muslims dont do the circumicision to their babies, they wait until they get older.. and they dont do it as a “donation”

  24. 124
    From Paris with Love Says:

    This is almost only a debate in the US. In Europe, nobody except for Jews and Muslims is circumsized. I mean more than 95% of men are not circumsized, it’s not even something that crosses the population’s mind. So does that mean that in Europe the rates of infections and diseases are through the roof or higher than in the US? I doubt it haha. That is all religious and cultural BS.
    As for the hygienic reason I think THAT is the grossest reason ever. So just because some men are lazy and incapable of cleaning themselves properly everyday they should just cut a piece of skin off?! Well let’s all cut off our labia and ears and belly rolls and under breasts and armpits because you know… any body part that has some kind of crease, fold, line, crack or cavity will stink if you don’t clean it DUH ! And let’s all shave our hair because you know if you don’t wash it it’s gross LOL
    The lack of hygiene is the most stupid reason ever.

  25. 125
    Rocky Says:


    Where in his statement did he say “JEW”? READ WHAT HE SAID IDIOT!!!

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