Actress and Activist Susan Abigail Sarandon Were Born in The United States. a Lot of People Have Given Her Praise.
When discussing the presence of police at the burial of slain NYPD officer Jason Rivera, actress Susan Sarandon drew comparisons to a fascist rally.
The Thelma & Louise actress shared a screenshot of a tweet from author and podcaster Danny Haiphong, in which a large number of police officers can be seen walking in step with the funeral procession for Rivera down Fifth Avenue. A hashtag reading “AbolishThePolice” accompanied the original photo.
Susan Sarandon Released a Statement Comparing the Recent Nypd Funeral to Fascism
The actress captioned the image, “So since all these officers weren’t needed for CRIME that day, doesn’t that suggest they aren’t needed ANY day?”
An #abolishthepolice hashtag can be seen in the original photo. Whether the actor himself added the hashtag or whether it was part of Haiphong’s original message is not clear.
Many people have voiced their displeasure with what Sarandon wrote. The NYPD policemen were called “personal pawns” in the actor’s “stupid little game,” as one critic put it.
She said, “Shame on you,” in a tweet directed at former mayor Bill de Blasio, who had praised the NYPD for showing “tremendous restraint generally” throughout the protests.
Police tactics were deemed excessive by the city’s investigative arm. Next, de Blasio expressed regret for the NYPD’s handling of the demonstrations.
Susan Sarandon Issues Statement of Apology for Her Tweet Regarding the Funeral of a New York Police Officer
On Twitter, Sarandon stated, “I profoundly regret the meme I recently shared that used a photo of Officer Jason Rivera’s burial.” The author admits, “I responded fast to the picture without relating it to a police funeral and I see now how inappropriate and extremely disrespectful it was to make that point at that time.”
‘I deeply apologize to the family of Officers Rivera and Wilbert Mora for bringing more grief during their time of grieving,’ the Monarch star continued.
After the tweet was deleted, it revealed that Sarandon had shared a post by journalist Danny Haiphong, which contained a photo of thousands of police officers lining Manhattan’s 5th Avenue in honor of Rivera, who was shot and died while responding to a domestic dispute call.
While discussing the lack of police presence, Sarandon remarked, “So, if all these cops weren’t needed for CRIME that day, doesn’t that suggest they aren’t needed ANY day?”