It’s once in a blue moon when we see the Hollywood elite break rank when it comes to politics. But over the years there have been a few brave souls to cross that line.
Add Susan Sarandon’s name to that mix now as well.
Even though she campaigned for Hillary in 2011, she did not do so in 2016. Sarandon backed Bernie Sanders this time, like so many others did. Something changed between 2011 and today, and the Susan Sarandon who believed that Hillary was the right choice then, is most certainly not the right choice now.
Not surprisingly, the loving gentle, accepting Left, was neither loving, gentle, or accepting of her decision to break rank as it were and side with someone who is not a liberal woman.
Sarandon told, The Guardian, about all the harassment she received.
“I got from Hillary people ‘I hope your crotch is grabbed,’ ‘I hope you’re raped.’ Misogynistic attacks. Recently, I said ‘I stand with Dreamers and that started another wave,From the left! ‘How dare you! You who are responsible for this!’”
Things weren’t actually bad at this point. It’s when she implied that the country was safer under a Trump Presidency, than Hillary, you would have thought all hell was breaking lose.
She heavily implied in an interview with Chris Hayes, that was Hillary was actually dangerous for the country. And she later confirmed it again in an interview with Fox News. Ms. Sarandon said,
“No exactly, but I don’t mind that quote. I did think she was very, very dangerous. We would still be fracking, we would be at war [if she was president]. It wouldn’t be much smoother. Look what happened under Obama that we didn’t notice.”
Twitter had a field day with her statements,
Liberal outrage is just hilarious. Thank you, Susan, for speaking up and speaking out!