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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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76.

gemini81    

The pope is a piece of garbage. He covered up the molestation of children, and then pulled strings to also protect the pedophile priests that were abusing the children. SCREW him, Susan can call him whatever she wants because he is an evil, corrupt man.

912 days ago
77.

Emilio    

I thought she was cleaning the park with the Wall Street protesters...?

912 days ago
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American Patriot    

I feel sorry for Susan. She's an old has been actor and a crazy liberal to boot.

I guess she's a jew because of how much she hates the pope...the thing is, she's going to be gone soon, cuz she's so old...and on her death bed shell probably ask Moses to forgive her hateful commments.

912 days ago
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the artist formerly known as hand turkey    

She can say whatever she wants, any negative consequences are her own to deal with.

912 days ago
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meme    

This is rich coming from a dried up old hag that named her kid after a murderer she helped get paroled only to murder again. The Pope was probably FORCED to join the Hitler youth. there's a massive difference between a child being forced to join and a full-grown adult like her helping a damned MURDERER go free so he can kill again and then naming her kid after the guy.

912 days ago
81.

Tim    

"I only killed 50 jews, thats hardly participating"

Pope Benedict XVI

912 days ago
82.

Carissa    

Bigger moron: Her, or half the TMZ commenters on a higher horse than her?

912 days ago
83.

chris    

Typical comment coming from her

912 days ago
84.

Lucy    

He was a child. What's her excuse?

912 days ago
85.

allriledup    

This from the same woman that named her child after a twice convicted muderer.

912 days ago
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Italia    

Susan Sarandon is only saying the same thing the rest of us Roman Catholics are saying. Italians were warned during WWII that Nazis were hiding in Vatacan City, probably to escape the Neuremburg Trials, but the Italians said "No" there weren't any. This guy should have NEVER been made Pope, and we Roman Catholics don't want him.

912 days ago
87.

w    

Shame on her

912 days ago
88.

me_2    

and that from a country where freedom of speech means: the KKK and all the Nazi organisations can talk what ever they want ^^ all i see in this picture(TMZ posted), is an abused child ...

912 days ago
89.

Shannon    

Well, that explains it.... I thought he just LOOKED evil.

912 days ago
90.

Ih8Taxes    

Susan who?

912 days ago
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