Published On: Sat, Apr 9th, 2016

‘Lion King’ star Jeremy Irons talks abortion, harm to women, called a ‘stupid fartbag’

Actor Jeremy Irons of Batman v Superman said in a recent interview that abortion is “a sin,” defended the church’s right to state as such and found himself under attack from the LGBT world.
During an interview with The Guardian, Irons stated, “I think the church is right to say [abortion’s] a sin. Abortion harms a woman – it’s a tremendous mental attack, and physical, sometimes. But we seem to get that muddled. In a way, thank God the Catholic church does say we won’t allow it, because otherwise nobody’s saying that it’s a sin.”
Outrage quickly followed Irons’ statement. A writer for popular feminist blog Jezebel called Irons a “stupid fartbag” in an article that intensely criticized him for his statement.
Starwise, an offshoot of popular satirical site The Onion, mocked the intense outrage Irons’ comments received, titling an article “Public Outraged That Jeremy Irons Holds Same View on Abortion as Half of Congress.”
Although Irons also stated that he believes a “woman should be allowed to make the decision” on whether to get an abortion or not, the criticism still was very vocal.
Jeremy Irons as Alfred in "Dawn of Justice"

Jeremy Irons as Alfred in “Dawn of Justice”

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