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”