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Crowe says sorry after Twitter row

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Russell Crowe's comments later disappeared from his Twitter account

Russell Crowe's comments later disappeared from his Twitter account

Russell Crowe's comments later disappeared from his Twitter account

Russell Crowe has apologised for lashing out about male circumcision on Twitter.

In a series of tweets - which later vanished from his account - the Oscar-winner apparently declared that the practice was barbaric and said a newborn baby was perfect on delivery.

His 140-character tirades were triggered by a tweeted inquiry from the expectant parent of a son who asked, "Do you think I should get him circumstanced?"

Russell later said: "I realise that some will interpret this debate as me mocking the rituals and traditions of others... I am very sorry."

In another post, he declared: "I have a deep and abiding love for all people of all nationalities."

Echoing those sentiments in a statement released by his media representative on Friday, he said, "I am deeply sorry for any distress I have caused by my insensitive remarks."

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