Australian actor Russell Crowe used his Twitter page on Friday to enter
the debate on circumcision, responding to a fan's question about whether
or not to circumcise his son by saying he found the practice "barbaric
Within hours, though, the tweet was removed and Crowe spent the rest of
Friday posting a series of withdrawals and apologies, each with
"My personal beliefs aside, I realize that some will interpret this debate as me mocking the rituals and traditions of others," Crowe tweeted. "I am very sorry."