Russell Crowe apologizes for and removes anti-circumcision tweets

russell-crowe-getty-bug-eyes.jpg Russell Crowe recently took to Twitter to express his opinion about circumcision, which included, "Circumcision is barbaric and stupid. Who are you to correct nature? Is it real that GOD requires a donation of foreskin? Babies are perfect."

Crowe also directed some tweets at his friend Eli Roth, who went on to defend Crowe in his own Twitter feed, "One of the nicest people I have ever been lucky enough to meet and work with. AND RESPECTFUL OF ALL RELIGIONS."

Now Crowe has removed the offending tweets from his feed and has apologized, writing:

  • This is a great forum for communication,I,like any human have my opinions and you all have yours, thank you for trusting me with them
  • I have a deep and abiding love for all people of all nationalities, I'm very sorry that I have said things on here that have caused distress
  • My personal beliefs aside I realize that some will interpret this debate as me mocking the rituals and traditions of others. I am very sorry
  • I love @Eliroth, the way a man loves a bear

So, does that put an end to the drama? What do you think, Pop2it readers?

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