Oscar-winning actor Russell Crowe railed against circumcision in a string of Twitter posts, denouncing it as "barbaric," before apologizing the next day. The stream of tweets began Thursday night, in response to a query from an Australian follower. Though the tweets in question have since been deleted, news outlets reported that the actor wrote, “Circumcision is barbaric and stupid. Who are you to correct nature? Is it real that GOD requires a donation of foreskin? Babies are perfect." Crowe then went on to address Jews directly.