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Susan Sarandon

Claims Pope Is a 'Nazi'

10/17/2011 10:07 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Susan Sarandon
Susan Sarandon
referred to Pope Benedict XVI as a Nazi over the weekend – not just once, but twice.

During an interview at the Hamptons Film Festival, Sarandon was talking about sending the pope a copy of the book, “Dead Man Walking,” when she clarified ... “The last one [Pope John Paul II], not this Nazi one we have now.”

When interviewer Bob Balaban expressed disapproval, Sarandon reportedly said the Nazi comment AGAIN -- drawing laughter from the audience.

The Pope's PR people acknowledged that Benedict WAS a member of the Hitler Youth as a boy, a requirement at the time for German boys his age -- but the rep insists he had no "active participation" in the group.

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We've reached out to Susan's people for comment -- so far, no response.

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cindy    

She needs to STFU!!

1068 days ago
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TMZer    

WOW. who cares.

1068 days ago
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pat    

Susan Sarandon is a moron.

1068 days ago
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2idiots    

Ok have to chuckle at the fact the Pope has a PR team. Isn't he God's PR guy? I wonder of Benny (that's what I call him anyway) uses the same PR guy Mel Gibson does since Ben's allegedly a Nazi and Gibson's an anti-semite.

1068 days ago
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Billy    

Any leader who allows pedophilia to haunt and hunt children is a POS. So the Pope is as bad as they come. Church leader, THAT is funny!

1068 days ago
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saiw    

Such a hateful old woman

1068 days ago
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V Kint    

She's a washed-up liberal lunatic who obviously thinks that she needs to say inflammatory things in order that she's not completely forgotten...

1068 days ago
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lil harvey    

Wow, that's a little harsh there Susie !!

1068 days ago
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lil harvey    

Wow, that's a little harsh Susie!!

1068 days ago
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Bridget    

So, will Susan Sarandon get banned from anything now the way Hank Williams Jr was? Seriously doubt it there's too much of a double standard in the media.

1068 days ago
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Superman    

Well, Sarandon is a dumb atheist. Let's see who will be bitching in Hell.

1068 days ago
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Cheryl A.    

He is not an exciting pope but I don't believe he was a Nazi either. S.S. is just trying to get her name in the news without doing drugs, alcohol or stealing.

1068 days ago
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Justice_4_Kelly    

"Following his 14th birthday in 1941, Ratzinger was conscripted into the Hitler Youth—as membership was required by law for all 14-year-old German boys after December 1939" - Wikipedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Benedict_XVI

1068 days ago
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zima    

o.k so how is this different than hank williams jr calling obama hitler? not a fan of the pope or hank but come on!

1068 days ago
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BarrysConspiracyWorld    

Walt Disney attended a few meetings of the American Nazi party with Werner von Braun, before he helped NASA fake the moon landings. (He made significant input before he died). NASA has a huge NAZI history and component.

1068 days ago
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