Susan Sarandon Among Those Busted at Protest

But one blogger calls her a hypocrite for her role in the 2016 election
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 29, 2018 12:04 PM CDT
Hundreds of activists, including actress Susan Sarandon, center, challenge the Trump administration's approach to illegal border crossings and separation of children from immigrant parents, in the Hart...   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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(Newser) – Among the nearly 600 people arrested in DC on Thursday while protesting President Trump's immigration policies was celeb Susan Sarandon, reports the Guardian. Sarandon tweeted about the arrest, urging fellow protesters to "stay strong." But given Sarandon's recent political history—the 71-year-old encouraged voters in 2016 to vote for third-party candidate Jill Stein instead of Hillary Clinton, and she said as recently as last year that she still considered Clinton "very, very dangerous"—Sarandon wasn't exactly getting universal sympathy in the anti-Trump camp.

In a scathing post at the Mary Sue, Vivan Kane calls out the actress for hypocrisy. No, Sarandon "didn’t cause Trump’s election," she writes. "But she was a prominent, high-profile voice fighting his opposition." She can protest now all she wants, "but we are all allowed to call her a hypocritical a------ making use of her privilege to decide which issues she feels like protesting and when." Last year, Sarandon told People she was happy about one aspect of Trump's presidency: Now that people are "awake and scared," the US is in the midst of an "amazing revolution." (Read more Susan Sarandon stories.)

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