Hollywood Reacts to Pope’s Resignation with Jokes


“Simon Pegg: ‘I think JJ Abrams has been approached.'”[THR]

So the Pope can no longer perform his duties and is stepping down. Hollywood (and some media voices), however, seems less than broken-hearted about the whole thing, at least if you read their tweets in the wake of the “big” announcement. Avowed atheist and funnyman Ricky Gervais takes the unholy cake, as usual:

@rickygervais – “Being “The Pope” means you are married to God. So, is this like a divorce?” followed by “.@TheTweetOfGod so if being Pope is being married to you, does that count as a gay marriage? Come to think of it, what gender are you?”

@pattonoswalt – “Wait…ex-Pope? X-POPE! Oh shit, I gotta pitch this to Marvel. #eyelasers”

@simonpegg – “The Pope has resigned! Surely he can only be fired? God?”

@julieklausner- “Bye pope u were a bad pope”

@piersmorgan – “The Queen’s a year older than The Pope. Can’t see her ever resigning because she’s tired.”

@frankieboyle – “The Pope must have done something even the Church finds unacceptable. I’m guessing he’s shagged an adult woman.”

@chrislhayes – “Call me crazy, but I think the next Pope should be someone who didn’t help cover up child rape.Tho,that may disqualify every single cardinal”

  • skilligan

    not Catholic but I am wondering if this isn’t over the line

    • Bobby

      skilligan Thanks skilligan. I am Catholic and this is way over the line, it’s disgusting.

      • skilligan

        @Bobby I wanted to get an actual Catholic’s opinion and I appreciate that

        • Bobby

          skilligan Sure, thank you. This is a person who constantly had an immense amount of pressure on him. You could see through the years how that pressure took it’s toll. People need to show some respect and dignity, not just anybody can become a Pope, it takes everything you have and more. At 85 he feels his mind and body is not strong enough to keep up with this ever changing messed up world we live in. It took guts to do what he did. He does not deserve all the negativity being thrown at him. People should keep their mouths shut if all they want to do is bash him. He has been bashed enough throughout his time as Pope, at least let him resign in peace.

    • WeeItsNookies

      skilligan We can’t diss black people for being dumb, we can’t tease gay people for taking dicks in their ass, we can’t tease hispanics for whatever reason, we can’t tease women saying they are just useless cum dumps and to GTF back in the kitchen..But religious people are fair game. Fun times in hypocritical America.