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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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Coolbreeze    

Ahh man he's a nazi? Guess that makes me a world wide terriost...What a dumbass bimbo

1072 days ago
32.

CATHY     

SARADON IS AN ANGRY OLD WITCH WITH POLITICS OF SHOCK AND AWE
AND THINKS BY DATING YOUNG MEN SHE IS RELEVANT TO US LOL

1072 days ago
33.

Melissa    

Surandan is a loser, she is dispicable, unclassy and an old washed up hag, she has to say something inflamatory in order to get any attention. Hollywood directors are not ringing her phone anymore.

1072 days ago
34.

Freakaloin    

he was a nazi...so whats the problem? and btw...atheists don't believe in hell so they don't have to worry about nonsense like that...

1072 days ago
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jpierce26    

Ok.....know your history. If you grew up in Germany around the time of Hitler's reign, yes, there was a 90% chance you were a part of the groups known as the Hitler youths. The pope was a part of this group. It doesn't mean he killed anybody. the Hitler youth was much like a re****de version of the boy scouts, but hard core as they were the militant Nazis of tommorrow. the hard truth.....you were made to be put into the Hitler youth. If not, you were outcast and usually threatened with death. The thing is, the German people honestly loved Hitler at the time of his rise. He supplied jobs, homes, land, and pride for his people. Yes, he went about it a very bad way and turned into a total nut, but ask man German born people from that era and they most likely will say they looked at him as a savior to Germany. Sad, but its the truth. I do not condone what happened, but you can't look at things with rose colored galasses.

1072 days ago
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BarrysConspiracyWorld    

Steelers suck: it's a mistake to think that a politician belonging to EITHER major party has our best interest in mind. The system is fixed and it's on track to enslave us.

1072 days ago
37.

shadough    

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.
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The Blame Bush Game is getting old, chile. Your leader sucks bad.

1072 days ago
38.

trayC    

typical liberal bias. hank williams jr. lost his job for using a nazi reference. who cares what a washed up has been thinks?

1072 days ago
39.

ken    

SHE IS RIGHT ..THE POPE IS A NAZI....

1072 days ago
40.

rob    

She is a horrible actress/activist.

1072 days ago
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KateMae    

How could someone who was indoctrinated as a Nazi in the Hitler Youth evolve into Pope material? Answer: He couldn't, but he had Vatican politics on his side. Big religion is corrupt. But the Catholics don't have a monopoly on religious corruption...remember Jim Bakker?

1072 days ago
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BIGPAPI175914    

HE'S A ******* NAZI, PLAIN AND SIMPLE. THIS IS THE SAME ORGANIZATION THAT HIDES CHILD MOLESTERS

1072 days ago
43.

Lynn    

How the hell does this inflammatory liberal think she knows anything about the pope; or anyone else for that matter. She sent the book "Dead Man Walking" to the last pope.... Well, has she ever seen the movie, or read the book "The Reader"? I don't know if it was a true story or not, but I would bet it wasn't far off for many Europeans just trying to survive at the time. For being a liberal who preaches not judging others, Sarandon seems quite comfortable being a judge.

1072 days ago
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Deb    

Pathetic, worn out old has-been will say anything to try to get her name in print. Like naming her kid for a serial killer.

1072 days ago
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jack-55d79    

The WWII history of the Catholic church is decidedly mixed. There are examples of genuine heroism (hiding Jews, others, and humanitarian examples) and appalling actions (the Ustaše just prior to world war and later helping to hide observant Catholic Nazis in South America and Ireland). Not to mention the part Christianity played in the past with anti-semitism. But I think to suggest that he is a Nazi because he was once born into the Nazi regime is a stretch, and is an ad-hominem attack. There is no evidence he is a Nazi. There's a lot to criticise but people should make arguments, not call each other names. I think Susan Sarandon is on bad form with this and it makes her look bad.

1072 days ago
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