Clooney Comes Back on Parthenon Marbles

Clooney on marblesGeorge Clooney, whose statement on the return of the Parthenon marbles to Greece has caused intense reactions in Britain, came back on the subject and released a statement arguing that he strongly believes in the things he said, while also giving his own answer to the insulting comments made by Boris Johnson, the mayor of London.

“An occupying nation can’t sell off the national heritage of the country it occupies,” mentioned Clooney in his statement, while also saying that one must only take a look at the real historic facts surrounding the Parthenon marbles and the rulings by UNESCO, that have been agreed by all parties. As he explained, Britain acquired the marbles as part of a deal the country struck with the Ottomans, who had occupied the Greek territory, while adding, “It was a single monument broken into bits. It would be as if the statue of David’s head were sold to England, his arm to the Vatican and his torso to the Met.”

Clooney also added, “There are many pieces in nearly every country that this conversation should take place. The best place to start would be at the most obvious object.” He also addressed the fact that the Vatican has already returned many of Parthenon’s pieces.

“Maybe it’s just easier to compare me to Hitler,” said the actor, referring to the statements of Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, who had claimed the previous day that the actor was “advocating nothing less than the Hitlerian agenda for London’s cultural treasures,” accusing Clooney of losing his own marbles.

“I’m a great fan of the mayor, and I’m sure my right honorable 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,” was the answer provided by Clooney.


7 COMMENTS

  1. Saying that the English had permission to remove these marble by the Turks is a stupid excuse, its like England saying that they had permission from the NAZIS to take artifacts from occupied France during WW2, anyone can take artifacts from a country when is occupied by the enemy. Stolen artifacts must be returned, England must give back these stolen Parthenon Marbles and all stolen Greek artifacts, or be branded the nation of thieves and cowards, a nation with no honor or respect for other nations and culture…. Also [email protected] those stupid FYROMs for name and cultural theft…

  2. Someone on Greek Reporter’s staff is deleting posts critical of Greek Reporter.

    Please stand up for free speech by speaking out against censorship.

  3. Stealing is stealing. What the British did by confiscating Greek art, is no different than what the Nazis did to other European countries. These countries eventually got back much of their stolen art back from the Nazis. The Greeks have yet to get anything back the British stole from them.

  4. Oh and while they are at it the German’s can return all of the gold stolen by Hitler to Greece. PFFFFFT. Cowards will never do this.

  5. I think all historical peacs should be returned to original country, France , Germany and England are the worst offenders. German stole the whole entire city of Pergama from Turkey and making $300 Million from visitors to this mesium,
    preteded building the rail roads in Turkey and Greece stole the history with returning Vagons to Germany, Paris mesuims full of Greek Egyptian Italian Turkish peaces, it is a thivery grand scale time to take it in International courts take them back where they belong

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