Father of two young sons Russell Crowe took to Twitter on Thursday night, conquering the controversial topic of male circumcision. The Gladiator star held nothing back, making clear his feelings on removing foreskin 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,” the actor wrote.
After a number of retweets of supportive fans and responses to those critical of his position, the Academy Award-winning actor reached out to his Jewish friends, asking them to reject their long tradition.
“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.
Dad to sons Charlie, 7, and Tennyson, 4, went on to tweet:
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, and added, “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.”
After a hailstorm of media attention, Russell tweeted Friday morning: “wasn’t intending offense, certainly wasn’t intending to provide fodder for lazy journalists. I can’t appologize for my heartfelt belief”
What are your thoughts on circumcision? Do you agree with Russell?