‘Batman v Superman’: Oscar Winning Actor Jeremy Irons Under Fire Over Abortion Remarks


Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice continues to be in the news. But this time it’s for reasons other than the storyline, the acting, the effects, etc. Batman v Superman Oscar winning actor Jeremy Irons is at the center of controversy over his comments on abortion. He is receiving a lot of flak on social media for saying that abortion harms a woman both psychologically and physically, and that the Church is right in calling it a sin. “Take abortion… I believe women should be allowed to make the decision, but I also think the Church is right to say it’s a sin,” Irons told The Guardian. The Die Hard With a Vengeance star explained his argument saying: “Because sin is actions that harm us.” The actor, who plays Bruce Wayne’s butler Alfred in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, went on to say, “Lying harms us. 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.”Like us on Facebook Pope Francis Tells Priests To Forgive Women Who Have Had Abortions, Temporarily: Know The Dangers Of Abortion The remarks of the actor evoked an immediate and strong response on social media. “Jeremy Irons, a man who’s previously equated gay marriage to incest, spent a recent Guardian interview preaching about the mental and physical cost of abortion. Jeremy, my guy! Do us all a favor and shut your [expletive] cake hole, okay?” wrote a blogger on Jezbel.com. Others also criticized his comments, though there were a few who thanked him “for speaking the truth,” according to the Christian Post. Incidentally, this is not the first time Irons is in trouble over his comments. Three years ago, he warned that gay marriage could lead fathers to marry their sons to avoid inheritance. He was forced to clarify following an uproar. Photo Source: I.Ytimg, Jeffrey Bruno/Flickr