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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. 176
    Nathan Says:

    My brother and I have been debating this for years. We even made a short film about it:

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  3. 178
    AJK Says:

    Good fo him. Anyone and EVERYONE is allowed to have an opinion. He can think whatever he wants and he’s allowed to use his constitutionally guaranteed rights of free speech. If you don’t likehis opinion then take his advice and don’t follow him anymore. Gee, that was a hard to figure out.

  4. 179
    blondeness032 Says:

    I think EVERY parent should research this subject and then make their own decision. Just because someone made some movies does NOT make them an expert.

  5. 180
    John G. Says:

    I also agree with Russel. I am happy to say I’m not circumcised, and am so glad that my mother made that decision. I would never allow this to happen to my child. My mother has told me that people she knows have decided against the procedure for their children, and without their consent, the doctor performed this anyway. I can safely say that if my doctor were to do that, his first concern would be me breaking his face, to see how he enjoyed his unnecessary surgery. And let me be clear, I don’t care what a single females opinion is on the subject, because I support a woman’s choice to have an abortion, so if a woman wants to oppose my feelings on my male genitalia, then shame on her. Would you support the African cultural practice of removal of the labia on female children? I doubt it.

  6. 181
    maliciousboy Says:

    Totally agree with Crowe. He shouldn’t apologize at all.

    Saw a video of a circumcision before my first son’s birth, NO WAY would I put a kid through that. It’s as stupid as female circumcision.

    People will get bent out of shape if you clip a dog’s tail or ears, but they want to chop up newborns.

    If your religion tells you to — go for it I guess. I don’t believe in that hogwash.

    If you’re doing it for hygiene, just teach you kid about soap and water and they’ll have no problems.

    To those who say it looks weird, no — it looks natural. Get used to reality.

  7. 182
    Cinnamon Says:


    Hey Nathan (#176): I watched the 10-minute movie you and your brother made. It’s fantastic! Thank you for sharing, and I definitely encourage everyone else to check this out. It’s funny as hell, but certainly not out of the realm of possibilities. One of the things I get out of this is that we really do need to THINK more and talk more about this topic. Again, Nathan put link on message #176. Thanks, guys.

  8. 183
    Herb Ernst Says:

    I think that what really bothers me is that this practice is performed on the most innocent and most helpless of all human beings — infant children.

    If someone wants to mutilate their genitals, let them make the conscious CHOICE for themselves; don’t superimpose your choice on someone who never mutilated your genitals.

  9. 184
    Ozymandias Says:

    I agree with Russell Crowe, that circumcision is, for the majority of male babies, unnecessary and barbaric. This procedure has long been controversial and frankly anyone assisting with a circumcision will realize at once that it is gravely traumatic for the baby. The times when circumcision might be necessary will be exceedingly rare and can be almost eliminated by parents teaching their boys good hygiene practices. Some horrendous complications have left children in a limbo between genders…that is simply not an acceptable outcome. Some Rabbi’s no longer circumcise but have instead developed a symbolic ritual to supplant the actual cutting of the foreskin. An intelllgent, well informed, and humane approach to an archaic practice that has no place in the world today.

  10. 185
    G Says:

    He is entitled to his opinion, people stop making a mountain out of a mole hill!

  11. 186
    AK Says:

    Here, here, Russel Crowe, personally I’m glad he expressed his opinion and I agree ONE HUNDRED PERCENT. Don’t appologize or backstep for something you believe in, especially when it comes to the welfare of a child. Man was made this way for a specific reason, it’s not like it’s an anomaly like an extra appendage or something that needs to be taken off . However, if parents choose circumcision for religious reasons, so be it, I’m fine with that, but I don’t personally think it’s necessary. And for those of you who think it’s nasty… when you actually take care of yourself it’s no different than a man who is circumcised. If from a young age you’re taught to pull back the skin regularly it basically stays back and looks much like a circumcised man, so I guess it’s just personal choice, well for the parents anyhow.

  12. 187
    Ramon Says:


    That’s a strange assumption made from parents choosing not to circumcise their little boys.
    It doesn’t make parents lazy, and it doesn’t mean that they’re going to let their children do everything they want, for themselves.
    It means that they want their children to have their genital integrity.
    Well, general integrity.

    Don’t you think it’s lazy of parents to not want to teach their children general hygiene?

    Mother: “Make sure to clean behind your ears, your armpits, and your foreskin, or you’ll stink!”

    Son: “Moooomm!!”

    Mother: *phew* “That was unbearably hard. I should have just cut off a part of my son’s *****, so I wouldn’t deal with telling him that.”

    I think it’s silly, also, when people talk about the benefits from the lowered chance of getting an STD.
    I mean, aside from the fact that it’s a quack study, considering America has the highest rates of STDs…

    They should be wearing them anyway.

  13. 188
    Imran Khan Says:

    Hey Russell, why do you cut your nails and hair then!? If “Babies are perfect”, they you should stop cutting their nails and hair!

    p.s. It is NOT about “correcting nature”, but following the Command of the One who created nature in the first place, dimwit.

  14. 189
    rogger Says:

    maybe you would understand himmore if you knew what metzizah bepeh is…

  15. 190
    Hello Says:


    Beyond the fact the story about your brother is an utter lie, you are an absolute moron. End of story.

  16. 191
    bee see Says:

    —Still more routine ‘EUGENICS agenda friendly’ controversy
    from Fabian capstone TOOL —Russell Crowe.

    Putting his mediocre and worse offering of the past few years,
    in this the 11th hour of Globalist RED China sellout, set up and
    TREASON (esp in Australia) –this Crowe’s a chicken…

  17. 192
    Kev Says:

    Sorry, but surgically altering your baby’s genitals for life is revolting. Russel had it right.
    Now penile cutting is a minority practice in the US, but the last cutters are hanging on for dear life, even stooping to the cleanliness myth – which is obvious nonsense when you consider women create/retain more smegma than men (therefore all advocacy for male genital cutting is also advocacy for female genital cutting – way to go girls).
    Washing with soap and water is good hygiene. Cutting off pieces of your body is not. Washing your child, then teaching him to wash himself, is good parenting. Slicing off bits of his private parts as if you own them… shameful.

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