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Police are escorting a hearse down Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue containing the body of fallen officer Jason Rivera. 22 years old killed while on duty on the evening of January 21 with his officer, Wilbert Mora, 27, while responding to reports of domestic violence in Harlem.
Sarandon shared a screenshot of a tweet from the far left podcaster Danny Haiphong, who showed an image of the procession with the caption: “I’ll tell my kids this is what fascism looks like”. The 75-year-old also added his own color-coded caption: “So if all these cops weren’t needed for CRIME that day, that doesn’t mean they weren’t needed on ANY ANY day?”
Police surveillance hits an all-time high in 2020 following the police killings of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd, which has helped fuel the Black Lives Matter movement that is already growing as powerful and rhetorical as ACAB ( all cops are assholes) and Defund the Police.
And that’s all good and good! These are important conversations to have, and are long gone as we as a society deal with important issues like police and prison reform. But there is a time and a place, and to quote another popular phrase around 2020: This is not it, sheriff.
So after Sarandon’s problematic tweet, many on the left were quick to distance themselves from the actress – who clearly doesn’t speak out for all, or even most, Democrats.
Jon Cooper, the former chairman of campaign and finance to Presidents Barack Obama and Joe Biden, tweeted emphatically that Sarandon was a “terrible person.”
“Friendly reminder that, no matter what happens in her life, Susan Sarandon will still be a dollar millionaire who never has to worry about a damn thing,” account Twitter Volatile Mermaid writes on Twitter.
“As if she hasn’t done enough damage!” Atlantic’s contributing editor is Norman Ornstein.
CNN political analyst Joe Lockheart suggested that Sarandon could be one of the “wrong chess” bad guys that some Republicans have blamed for the storm on the US Capitol.
Political commentator Sarah Reese Jones took the time to remind everyone that Republicans are the real people voting against the police.
Author John Pavlovitz simply used one of Sarandon’s GIFs against her:
Ultimately, it’s very unlikely that any amount of feedback will limit Sarandon’s interest in tweeting missed opportunities. In fact, if anything, the backlash could help motivate her, as is often the case when it comes to online trolls. But if it helps to look at the angle, it’s clear that Sarandon speaks for very few of us, no matter which side of the aisle we sit.
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