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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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Kosher SAL    

susan sarandon is jewish wikipedia it. she can say what she wants america

1038 days ago
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julie4evert    

She just killed any little career she had left.

1038 days ago
18.

STFUP    

He WAS a Nazi (youth), LONG ago.
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But then Susan Sarandon was attractive & an in-demand actress, LONG ago. lol

1038 days ago
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Eileen Gatti    

Sarandon fancies herself an "activist". All she's good for is pretending, you know, being an actress. Making such nasty remarks about the Pope is a cry for attention. Not enough press lately?

1038 days ago
20.

Sherms    

@Superman - just wondering, because I honestly don't know, is there something out there that states that Susan Sarandon is an athiest?

1038 days ago
21.

dandilion    

But not a 'good enough' one to ditch God and laud.. pray to liberalism.. pot, kettle, black.. she's a hard core hypocrite situation here

1038 days ago
22.

wisey    

God I love her. By the way thats not a rumor, its a fact that he was a member of Hitler Youth. It was required by law at the time.

1038 days ago
23.

Jen O.    

He was, people... And he's the leader of the world's biggest Pagan religion.

1038 days ago
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Anonymous    

She has more nerve then brains. Hey, when a movie comes out and if she is in it just don't go see it.

1038 days ago
25.

kali    

And here tmz goes again. This is getting old, fast.

1038 days ago
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Rita    

quezcotl - my thoughts exactly. My Grandmother was also part of the Hitler Youth. It was FORCED upon the German children. She married my Grandfather, an American Service man and never had an once of hate in her. Susan Sarandon is an IDIOT!

1038 days ago
27.

Priss    

Good grief, this coming out of this washed up two bit old woman is like hearing the sky is falling from a nat on a bulls ass............who cares what she says??????

1038 days ago
28.

Steelers suck    

@Ira
Obama's three wars??? Really????REALLY???? You seem to forget who got us into these wars. It wasn't Obama. These wars were going when he got in the White House. Hmmmmmmm, who was in there before him that started these???? Could it be BUSH???? Why yes, yes it was Bush II. You need to get your facts straight, buddy.

1038 days ago
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charley    

DUH? COULD HAVE TOLD YOU THAT YEARS AGO.......THE WHOLE PEDOPHILE CATHOLIC PRIESTS ARE ALL FROM THE THIRD REICH!

1038 days ago
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Max Moller    

Susan Sarandon is a very pretty and intelligent woman and actress. Regretfully, in this instance she is falling into a preconception which impedes her to appreciate the whole situation within context. I am not defending the Pope, nor am I criticizing Susan. The fact is the term "nazi" is used too freely, and starts to border with idiocy.

1038 days ago
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