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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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Bigger Texas    

Let's call names Susan - you ****. And your daughter is an ugly whore.

1078 days ago
212.

Bigger Texas    

You fat ankled, fat kneed, fat mouth b i t c h. Who are you to call anyone names you stinky ugly *******.

1078 days ago
213.

sara    

YOU ROCK, SUSAN!

1078 days ago
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v. Cleveland    

Well done, Susan. The Pope was a member of the Hitler youth as a boy. That fact has always made me uncomfortable as a Catholic. I was amazed he was slected as POPE when the church knew about this connection. Now that he is Pope the whole Vatican machine works to protect him from comments like this and there are political reasons certain other religious organizations defend him as well. Her comment was not baseless and she had every right to make it.

1078 days ago
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Crash    

She's an idiot. Every time she opens her mouth to speak stupidity comes out. Hey! Susan! didn't you promise to leave the Country if, who was it?, Bush? If he was elected? You break your promises AND your stupid

1078 days ago
216.

Brian O'Neil    

Don't washed up actresses just go to the Mall to drum up attention? It still amazes me that the press thinks that we care what celebs think about things.

1078 days ago
217.

Maus    

Who cares what those crazy people in LA LA LAND think? Not a one of them has a brain larger than a PEA ! !

1078 days ago
218.

udo    

I want to live to see a female pope.I dont care much about african-american pope.But a female one is a must.

1078 days ago
219.

Sam    

Didnt this person say years ago that if President Bush got elected or re elected that she was going to give up her citizenship and leave the country?

If thats the case why is she blabbering on?
Also, why are some of the best sports players and acrtresses and actors so full of hot air?

1078 days ago
220.

LadyOscar    

The dumbest atheist ever!

1078 days ago
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Progressive    

This is a good way to get in the news. Whatever you say, Susan, the man is the Pope now. I'm not even Catholic.

1078 days ago
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john paul    

Wait, he was indoctrinated with nazi ideals as a child, that kind of brainwashing doesn't just go away, also why do people worship a human being who lives in a multi-million euro castle paid for by donations of impoverished Catholics who honestly believe that by financing the pope's lavish lifestyle they'll curry favor with their god. Little do they know that the catholic church has kept this charade going all these years for far more devious ends.

1078 days ago
223.

Susan    

She is right on. Popes are *****, almost always. She is making a point that established traditions are quite probably power driven and allowed to continue through "that's the way it's always been."

1078 days ago
224.

m.c    

Shame on Her

1078 days ago
225.

ellenkneller    

She so was not thinking, or was she manuplating shock value? For her to condemn a 14 year old for something completely out of his power.....would she/could she even try to do this if she was thinking? Here is a woman promoting and forgiving an adult murderer!

If she was not thinking, she would aplogize completely. If she was promoting herself via shock and free publicity, she won't.

1078 days ago
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