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Russell Crowe Slammed For Taking Photos In Sistine Chapel During Private Tour


Russell Crowe Slammed For Taking Photos In Sistine Chapel During Private Tour

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In the world at large, only a few people can ever claim they’ve experienced a private tour of the Sistine Chapel. New on the list is Russell Crowewho was recently permitted to walk through the halls of the Vatican Museum in silence while soaking up every piece of it. The Gladiator star felt honored and posted photos of the Chapel on Twitter to express his gratitude. 

While it appeared like a special moment for the actor and his family, people on social media haven’t taken it too kindly to Crowe. Most people, as seen in the comment on his post, were unimpressed with the Australian actor, especially for taking a photo of famous artwork on the ceiling of the Chapel, which is strictly forbidden.

Russell Crowe Slammed For Taking Photos In Sistine Chapel During Private Tour
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In his post, Crowe began: “I’m not sure there’s a more special privilege in the world than to hold the key for the Sistine Chapel and to experience its glory in silence.”

He added: “A very special experience as a family yesterday. Got to walk through the Vatican Museum by ourselves. Amazing. My mum had walked these corridors with my father 20+ years ago with the thousands of tourists that flock here daily and make it the third most popular museum globally.”

Crowe pointed out he and his family were given access to rooms, perspectives, and parts of the collections that a regular tourist doesn’t get to see.

He continued: “As we squeezed into a tiny private elevator and ascended to a balcony few get to see, she squeezed my hand my hand and said ‘I wish your father was here.’ We stepped on to the balcony, a majestic sweeping view of Rome. From somewhere in the Vatican we could hear the Swiss Guard band rehearsing.”

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In response to Crowe’s post, one commented: “So, the church gives privileges to rich and famous people while the plebs have to queue and swelter in the heat. Never mind taking photos.”

Another said: “Somebody explain please to the other 99 percent of human beings in the world, even those who were born in Rome, why they JUST CAN’T experience the wonder of the Sistine Chapel in silence, while he can.” While a third stated: “It seems to me, however, that Rome is more at your service at now. Private visit, they let you take pictures in a place where it is categorically forbidden to, it’s not very fair, don’t you think?”

Someone else asked [pictured above]: “Did you get special permission to take photos at Sistine Chapel?” However, some people came to defend Crowe’s ability to do what he wanted. His defenders insisted he brought “Rome to the World and as a result, the Italian City should be at his service. In all, the actor is downright grateful for the once-in-a-lifetime experience. 

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