Quick tip: don’t invite Russell Crowe to your child’s briss.
The Oscar-winning actor went on a Tweeting spree hitting out at male circumcision late Thursday night/early Friday morning, making clear his feelings on foreskin and those who would remove it from a newborn baby.
“Circumcision is barbaric and stupid. Who are you to correct nature? Is it real that GOD requires a donation of foreskin? Babies are perfect,” he said to begin his rant.
After a number of retweets of supportive fans and responses to those critical of his position — including one in which he said, “Hygenic? Why don’t you sew up your ass then?” (which he seems to have subsequently deleted – Aussie Dave) — Crowe reached out to his “Jewish friends,” asking them to reject their long tradition of ceremonial circumcision.
“many jewish friends, I love my Jewish friends, I love the apples and the honey and the funny little hats but stop cutting yr babies @eliroth” he wrote, tweeting at the horror director specifically and yarmulke-wearers more generally.
Crowe then brought his own holy phallic beliefs into the picture.
“I will always stand for the perfection of babies, i will always believe in God, not man’s interpretation of what God requires,” he wrote, before continuing, “last of it, if u feel it is yr right 2 cut things off yr babies please unfollow and f**k off,I’ll take attentive parenting over barbarism.”
I hate when people get arrogant, and think they are smarter than G-d.
Shame, I actually liked Crowe before this rant.
(hat tip: Biodegradable <– I feel weird about giving a “hat tip” given the subject matter)
Update: Crowe tweeted this a few minutes ago: