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Russell Crowe's circumcision and abortion talk fires up Twitter

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Russell Crowe Twitter rant

Need an opinion on whether or not to circumcise your son? Pop on over to Twitter and ask Russell Crowe!

Russell Crowe Twitter rant

While it's not exactly clear why one of Russell Crowe's Twitter followers asked if she should have her unborn son circumcised, we do know the star has a strong opinion on the subject.

In response to the question, Russell Crowe tweeted, "Circumcision is barbaric and stupid. Who are you to correct nature? Is it real that GOD requires a donation of foreskin? Babies are perfect."

"I will always stand for the perfection of babies, i will always believe in God, not man's interpretation of what God requires," Russell Crowe continued. "Last of it, if u feel it is yr right 2 cut things off yr babies please unfollow and [expletive] off, I'll take attentive parenting over barbarism."

The 47-year-old reached out to his Jewish friends, asking them to give up their religious traditions by writing, "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."

On the subject of abortion, Russell Crowe tweeted, "Abortion should always be a woman's choice, there is no benefit to 'forced' motherhood... you got it? don't like it then bye."

Many of the tweets have since been deleted and replaced with a notably softer tone. "This is a great forum for communication. I, like any human have my opinions and you all have yours, thank you for trusting me with them," Russell Crowe wrote. "I'm very sorry that I have said things on here that have caused distress... My personal beliefs aside I realize that some will interpret this debate as me mocking the rituals and traditions of others. I am very sorry."

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