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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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61.

Jim in Cali    

stay classy Susan

1020 days ago
62.

Sally    

This woman is a wacko. These celebrities that try to be political are not even smart to understand real research. Is she trying to resurrect her defunct career? STFU Susan.We don't care what you think.

1020 days ago
63.

Cheri    

She's a hag

1020 days ago
64.

Tina    

She needs to shut her mouth. She does not know what she is talking about. These ACTORS need to keep their opinions (especially political) to themselves. Entertain us. That is what you are paid to do. Otherwise, nobody cares what you have to say.

1020 days ago
65.

Maggie    

Stupid cow.

1020 days ago
66.

pam    

She has taken one too many ping pong balls to the head. Be quiet and quit embarrassing your kids. They still have their careers ahead of them.

1020 days ago
67.

Eric    

This pope is responsible for the covering up of priest molesting young boys and girls. Instead of prosecution or turning them on the authorities he would just move the priest from one parish to next with no punishment what so ever.

He may not be a Nazi but he is about as close as you can come.

1020 days ago
68.

Jay    

A nazi? Really....Is anyone going to attack her in the media like they do if someone says ni***r or something bad against our president? Doubt it. Liberals!

1020 days ago
69.

Kelly    

Ironic, a depressed supporter of a failed socialism take over of America calling someone else a Nazi.

1020 days ago
70.

Ghost Rider    

I said from the beginning that he an Anti-Christ, but it still could be the next pope.

1020 days ago
71.

Roderick    

Such a classy lady...NOT...

1020 days ago
72.

dave    

You have to understand, he was just 10 year old child when his parents (probably) indoctrinated and told him to join Hitler Youth. He became a product of his environment. Adults can easily influence children to adopt their own ideologies. It doesn't mean that the child grows to old age with the same beliefs.

1020 days ago
73.

Bill Leslie    

behold the hypocritical double standard as NOTHING happens to Ms Sarandon in direct contrast to the ESPN/HWjr debacle.

1020 days ago
74.

Mike    

I guess if her remarks had been considered racial or anti semitic, TMZ would have taken a different stance.

1020 days ago
75.

bring back recent posts    

...a nazi? more like a Madoff

1020 days ago
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