Sarandon Slammed for Pope Comments

    NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 13:  Actress Susan Sarandon attends the grand opening of the UNIQLO New York 5th Avenue Global Flagship Store on October 13, 2011 in New York City.  (Photo by Henry S. Dziekan III/Getty Images)

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    Looks like Susan Sarandon won’t be invited to the Vatican anytime soon. The actress called Pope Benedict XVI a Nazi at the Hamptons Film Festival this weekend—and now the Catholic League is demanding an apology. William Donohue, the president of the Catholic League of America, called Sarandon’s comment “obscene” and said “sadly, this is what we’ve come to expect from her.” The Anti-Defamation League also called for an apology, calling her comments “deeply offensive.” During an interview with actor Bob Balaban, Sarandon said she sent a copy of the book Dead Man Walking to the pope, and then clarified she meant “the last one, not this Nazi one we have now.”

    Read it at The Hollywood Reporter