Russell Crowe says circumcision is `barbaric`

London: Hollywood actor Russell Crowe has launched a Twitter rant against circumcision, branding the practice "barbaric and stupid".

The 47-year-old star branded the practice, which is a Jewish religious requirement, a common Muslim practice and a standard procedure on newborns in the US, as "immoral", reported a website.

"Circumcision is barbaric and stupid. Who are you to correct nature? Is it real that GOD requires a donation of foreskin? Babies are perfect," tweeted Crowe, who raises two
sons, Charlie, seven, and Tennyson, four, with wife Danielle.

The tweet was in response to one of Crowe`s 228,000 followers, who asked his advice as to whether they should get their unborn baby "circumstanced (sic)".

After his comments, more people joined the discussion, both in favour and against the `A Beautiful Mind` star`s opinion.

Crowe was quick to defend his viewpoint and make it clear he is not anti-Semitic.

"I love my Jewish friends, I love the apples and the honey and the funny little hats but stop cutting your babies," he tweeted.


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