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(Ready) Russell Crowe Goes Twitter-Crazy for Obama: He Is 'the Light' and the 'Future

"Villagers, I don't endorse politicians...However, Obama is the light & the future."

(Photo: AP)

Russell Crowe, the star of timeless Hollywood favorites like ​Gladiator ​and Master and Commander​, made a splash over the weekend after calling Barack Obama "the light" and "the future" on Twitter.

"Villagers," he addressed his followers. "I don't endorse politicians. Not My Thing. However, Obama is the light & the future. Keep going towards the light. Put America first."

The famous actor followed the first tweet up with: "Complex time for the world. America needs to continue the Global awareness that Obama has set. A healthy America means a healthy planet."

Here is a screen shot of the tweets, from Crowe's verified Twitter account:

(Photo: Twitter/@russellcrowe)

Twitchy captured the varied response to Crowe's tweets which, at the outset, appears to be far less vitriolic than the response to celebrities who endorse Mitt Romney.

Commenters primarily seem to be pointing out the peculiar aspects of the endorsement, and its varied contradictions.

Some ask who Crowe thinks his audience is when calling his followers "villagers," while others note that "going towards the light" usually means you're about to die.  One asked whether urgings to "put America first" and maintain a "Global awareness" aren't somewhat contradictory?

Crowe got a number of offensive tweets as well, however.  Politico writes that he was called a "typical Hollywood clown," and that he is peddling “100%, Grade A, USDA Choice leftist bull---."

Many were just confused, it seems, since an earlier Wikipedia article said the Hollywood tough guy endorsed Mitt Romney.  According to Twitchy, many of the Twitter users who mistakenly congratulated the actor for his Romney endorsement were blocked (perhaps he thought they were being sarcastic.)

Crowe concluded the exchange: "I'm 48 years old, a tax payer and a union member. I don't care if you don't agree with my opinion, I'm still going to have my opinion."

(H/T: WeaselZippers)

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