Susan Sarandon Calls Pope Benedict XVI a “Nazi”

| by Stupid Celebrities

Actress Susan Sarandon, who is known for being outspoken in political matters, is being bashed by a catholic group after referring to the Pope as a “Nazi."

The 65-year-old actress was branded a “despicable person” after she made the remark about Pope Benedict XVI during her interview with actor and filmmaker Bob Balaban on Saturday.

In their little chat, Sarandon stated, “The last [pope],” speaking about Pope John Paul II. “Not this Nazi one we have now.”

The president of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, Bill Donohue, said Susan Sarandon is “ignorant and full of hatred to the Catholic Church."

Donohue said to E! news: “She’s a despicable person to make these kinds of despicable remarks.  He deserted the Hitler Youth at the first moment. (Sarandon) doesn’t know what she’s talking about…To blame him for something that he was never responsible for; he was forced to join as every boy his age was. Unlike the others, he deserted.”