Russell Crowe, Australian tough-guy actor, is feeling a bit sheepish today after catching heat for statements he made on Twitter Thursday, under the influence of god knows what. Maybe just stupidity. IN ANY CASE –
LET’S GET READY TO RUUUUMBLEEEE!!!!
The EPIC TWITTAH DRAMAZ, as it unfolded late last night:
Well that was kind of, um, out of nowhere? Russell, be straight with us – have you been drinking? Snorting? Something? Hmmm…
In response to a follower who @-replied to Crowe calling the practice of circumcision “hygenic,” Crowe then retorted:
@russellcrowe: “Hygenic? Why don’t you sew up your ass then?”
NICE. Because those two things are SO TOTALLY COMPARABLE.
Crowe continued on with his tirade undeterred, asking his “Jewish friends” (now his *former* “Jewish friends,” no doubt) – including specifically Eli Roth, who directed Crowe in the forthcoming film Man With an Iron Fist – to stop ceremonial circumcision:
@russellcrowe: ”many jewish friends, I love my Jewish friends, I love the apples and the honey and the funny little hats but stop cutting yr babies @eliroth”
Wait – “funny little hats”? ARE YOU FUCKING SERIOUS?
Doubtless in shock, Roth repied: “You didn’t seem to be complaining when I was recutting you this afternoon…”
Oh yeah. He went there. And good for him.
BUT WAIT! THERE’S MORE STUPIDITY!
Crowe then continued babbling, against all reason:
@russellcrowe: ”I will always stand for the perfection of babies, i will always believe in God, not man’s interpretation of what God requires.”
@russellcrowe: ”last of it, if u feel it is yr right 2 cut things off yr babies please unfollow and f**k off,I’ll take attentive parenting over barbarism”
As if all this weren’t enough shit-stirring reputation destruction for one day, Crowe then put a cherry on top of the shit sundae by adding:
@russellcrowe: ”Abortion should always be a woman’s choice, there is no benefit to ‘forced’ motherhood…you got it? don’t like it then bye.”
SIGH. Celebrities, THINK (and don’t *drink*) BEFORE YOU TWEET. THE END.
Of course in the hours since then his agent – or someone else with a vested interest in him not coming off publicly like a raging lunatic – went into Damage Control Mode and talked him into not only taking all those tweets down, but apologizing publicly:
But the self-induced Twitter damage was done.
Aside: Am I the only one who finds it oddly disconcerting that this dude has a promo pic of himself as Robin Hood as his Twitter avatar? What, is he all about robbing from the rich and giving to the poor — so long as they don’t circumcise their babies, the fuckers?
Wait, what was I saying?
In conclusion, I think we’ve all learned an important lesson today, kids: Stay in school, don’t do drugs. But ESPECIALLY don’t do drugs and then get on Twitter and start talking shit about other people’s beliefs and religious practices, because it’s just going to make you look like a belligerent ass, and you’re probably going to have to take those tweets down and apologize later anyway, when the drugs wear off and someone points out to you that “holy shit you sounded like a total douche on Twitter last night.” Dumbass.