Leftist Hollywood star Susan Sarandon has caused outrage on social media for comparing grieving police officers at an NYPD funeral to “fascists.”
The Oscar-winning actress shared a post on Twitter that said:
“I’m gonna tell my kids this is what fascism looks like.
“So, if all these cops weren’t needed for CRIME that day, doesn’t that mean they aren’t needed ANY day?”
Sarandon was met with a fierce backlash from outraged social media users.
One commenter wrote, “Susan— I also disappointed in you. Left wing is one thing but being inconsiderate of our finest is just wrong on so many levels. You owe the officer’s family along with the force an apology. Your comment is reprehensible.”
Another added, “One woman lost her husband and the other lost her son. They were protecting a mother from her abusive son when they were assassinated. These officers come from all over the country to pay respects and support the families. #ShameOnYou There, but before the grace of God.”
Yet another user spat, “[E]xtremely wrong of you to make these two honorable gentlemen your personal pawns in your dumb little game.”
One police mom shared her own personal story of how her family was affected by the star’s remarks and added, “So totally offensive in SO many ways. PLEASE feel free to NEVER call 911—EVER. My son (LA County Deputy) became a cop following his father’s footsteps –who was killed in the line of DUTY….”
“It [is] the logic of a three-year-old,” another user wrote. “I suggest she does the duties of a cop for a year and then let’s see how fascist she thinks they are. Cops protect little children, rescue those in distress and vulnerable everywhere. All she does it talk for a living.”
Another Twitter user ripped her for being “disgusting” and said the actress was redundant.
“You are disgusting!! We need police officers, we absolutely DON’T need worthless ‘actors/actresses’ like you! So pathetic to disrespect the fallen officers and their families. You should be next on the ‘cancel culture’ list!!” the user thundered.
She’s not the only actress in hot water over comments made about the cops.
From The Daily Mail:
New York City actress Jacqueline Guzman was let go from Face to Face Films theater company after ranting about street closures during Rivera’s funeral.
In a now-deleted TikTok, Guzman pans over street traffic, showing police cars and ambulances blocking streets.
‘We do not need to shut down most of Lower Manhattan because one cop died for probably doing his job incorrectly,’ she says in the video.
‘They kill people who are under 22 every single day for no good reason and we don’t shut down the city for them, so.’
Her own company released a statement, calling Guzman’s video ‘insensitive’ and that it does not ‘condone’ her ‘comments made about fallen Officer Rivera.’
— Susan Sarandon (@SusanSarandon) February 1, 2022
So totally offensive in SO many ways. PLEASE feel free to NEVER call 911—EVER. My son (LA County Deputy) became a cop following his father’s footsteps –who was killed in the line of DUTY….https://t.co/wjBJrGubqm
— Rebecca Diserio ???????? (@rebeccadiserio) February 2, 2022