We are used to hearing celebrities express their politic views. Most of the time, we’d prefer they stay silent. Liberals in Hollywood like to criticize and condemn Americans, while praising their corrupt buddies in Washington, D.C. However, Susan Sarandon recently opened up about her opinion of Hillary Clinton, and it’s safe to say she ruffled more than a few feathers.
Like many actors in Hollywood, Sarandon is liberal. She was a strong supporter of Bernie Sanders during the presidential primaries. However, unlike many other members of her industry, she didn’t jump on the Hillary Clinton bandwagon after Bernie lost. Bucking the trends of the rest of Hollywood, she continued to support Sanders. She even has spoken out against Clinton.
When she announced that she was supporting Jill Stein in the election over the Democratic nominee, it made her enemy number one — not among conservatives, but among her own kind.
“I’m not attacked from the right at all,” she will tell me. Instead, she is accused of not checking her white privilege, of throwing away her vote on a third-party candidate (the Green party nominee, Jill Stein) during the US presidential election, and of recklessly espousing a political cause that let Trump in through the backdoor. Liberals in the US, it seems, can summon more hatred for Sarandon right now than they can for Paul Ryan. [Source: The Guardian]
Liberals hate it when one of their own speaks outside of their pre-prescribed talking points. Gays are supposed to be liberal. Black Americans are supposed to vote Democrat. And, women are supposed to be feminists. That means, of course, that they supported (and still support) Hillary Clinton. Yet, Sarandon continues to upset the legions of rabid liberals when she proves to have her own convictions and ideas.
Worse of all, she has some strong words about Hillary Clinton. Referencing something she said last year, Sarandon repeated her belief that making Hillary Clinton the President of the United States would have been very dangerous.
“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.” [Source: The Guardian]
Sarandon is no fan of Trump. Like most liberals from Hollywood, she prioritizes issues that most Americans aren’t bothered by. She doesn’t understand what millions of Americans face when they see their jobs shipped overseas and illegal immigrants take the jobs that are left. She isn’t hurt by crippling taxes and Obamacare.
However, she is willing to confront the hypocrisies of the left. This has not made her very popular among liberals, including fellow celebrities. She has previously been criticized for her comments, such as during an interview with Stephen Colbert.
Her unapologetic views have garnered serious backlash from the left.
“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,” she told The Guardian in a recent interview. “From the left! ‘How dare you! You who are responsible for this!’” [Source: Fox News]
Those attacks come as no surprise to the millions of conservatives who are attacked every day. Standing up for your convictions, especially online, generates untold amounts of hate and vitriol from “tolerant” liberals. Even if you are a liberal, feminist female actress — a well-known and liked one at that — these deranged liberals will fire off death threats and hopes of rape.
It looks like that hasn’t deterred Sarandon one bit. She even went on to question the choices of former President Barack Obama. That’s something very few liberals are willing to do. When discussing deportation of illegals and other issues she said Hillary wouldn’t have been any different than Obama, who she went on to criticize for the “sneaky” way he did things.
“She would’ve done it the way Obama did it,” says Sarandon, “which was sneakily. He deported more people than have been deported now. How he got the Nobel peace prize I don’t know. I think it was very important to have a black family in the White House and I think some of the stuff he did was good. He tried really hard about healthcare. But he didn’t go all the way because of big pharma.” [Source: The Guardian]
While this kind of thing is rare today, it wasn’t always that way. In the past, people were allowed to question and criticize the decisions of the leaders of their party. We still see that all the time on the right, but not on the left. For liberals, you either blindly follow the pack, or you’re an outcast.
Someone like Susan Sarandon, however, refuses to be cowed in such a way. While I don’t agree with her politics, I can at least respect her for that. What do you think? Do you support Sarandon’s comments? Tell us what you think!