(NEW YORK) -- Remarks in a recent interview with fellow actor Bob Balaban have left Susan Sarandon in hot water with the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, reports E!
During the talk, Sarandon mentioned that she had sent a copy of Dead Men Walking by Sister Helen Prejean to the Pope.
Clarifying her statement Sarandon said, “The last [pope], not this Nazi we have now.”
She reiterated the remark, following Balaban’s shocked reaction, drawing some laughter from the audience in the Hamptons last Saturday. According to the report, Sarandon made it clear that she was referring to the current pontiff.
Bill Donohue of the Catholic’s League reacted to Sarandon's coment by saying, “She’s a despicable person to make these kinds of despicable remarks.”
He added, “It is very hard to find someone dumber than [Sarandon].”
Donohue went on to state that Pope Benedict XVI deserted the Hitler Youth at the first moment he could, saying, “He was forced to join as every boy his age was.”
Donohue said he is not seeking an apology, neither has Sarandon offered one.
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