Not only is Sarandon’s “Nazi” remark driven by hate and factually wrong, it is the very opposite of what we all know to be true about Pope Benedict. Sarandon is lying, she’s doing so intentionally, and if ESPN is going to fire a Hank Williams Jr. for making a Nazi reference, will anyone anywhere in the industry of entertainment do anything with someone who utters this kind of obscenity?
That was a rhetorical question.
“Susan Sarandon’s ignorance is willful: those who have hatred in their veins are not interested in the truth. The fact is that Joseph Ratzinger [the Pope] was conscripted at the age of 14 into the Hitler Youth, along with every other young German boy,” says the president of the Catholic League of America, William Donohue, in a statement.
“Unlike most of the other teenagers, Ratzinger refused to go to meetings, bringing economic hardship to his family. Moreover, unlike most of the others, he deserted at the first opportunity. Sarandon’s comment is obscene. Sadly, it’s what we’ve come to expect from her,” Donohue added.
On Monday, the Anti Defamation League also called for an apology from the actress.
So we’re clear, just as I personally wouldn’t have fired Hank Williams Jr. for his dumb remark, I’m not calling for any punitive action to be taken against Sarandon. This is about the Left’s hypocrisy.
What I love about our First Amendment is that it allows us to know who the moral cripples in our society are. This is a good thing that should be encouraged not discouraged. Sarandon is just revealing who she really is. Nothing criminal about that. In fact, it’s a public service.