London Mayor Compared George Clooney To Hitler

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George Clooney recently made himself an unnecessary enemy. The Hollywood actor got into an argument with one of the most powerful politicians in the UK, Mayor of London Boris Johnson. Clooney accused the London Mayor of comparing him to Nazi leader Adolf Hitler during a dispute over the Elgin Marbles.

Just the other day, Clooney suggested that a museum in London should return the Greek artefacts that were stolen from Athens nearly two centuries ago. The actor made this comment during the promotion of his new movie The Monuments Men, where he plays an art expert tracking down treasures stolen by the Nazis.

However, it seems Clooney took his role a little bit too seriously so Johnson replied to him, “Someone urgently needs to restore George Clooney’s marbles. Here he is plugging a film about looted Nazi art without realising that Goring himself had plans to plunder the British Museum. And where were the Nazis going to send the Elgin marbles? To Athens! This Clooney is advocating nothing less than the Hitlerian agenda for London’s cultural treasures. He should stuff the Hollywood script and stick to history.”

Clooney in turn said, “I’m a great fan of the mayor, and I’m sure my right honourable friend had no real intention of comparing me to Hitler. I’d chalk it up to a little too much hyperbole washed down with a few whiskies… There are many pieces in nearly every country that this conversation should take place in. The best place to start would be at the most obvious object. When polled the British people are overwhelmingly in favour of their return. The rest of the world follows suit. If you want to deal in facts. Those are the facts. But maybe it’s just easier to compare me to Hitler.”

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