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Susan Sarandon Isn't Looking Quite the Same

The 'Thelma & Louise' actor reveals her bruised and broken face on Instagram
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 24, 2019 2:31 PM CST
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Susan Sarandon: banged up, but not broken.   (YouTube)

(Newser) – Looks like Susan Sarandon took quite the fall, but her political views are quite intact. On Friday, the Thelma & Louise actor posted images of her bruised and black-eyed face on Instagram and explained it this way: "A little slip = concussion, fractured nose, banged up knee. So, looks like I won’t be able to meet the folks in New Hampshire with Senator [Bernie] Sanders tomorrow. I'm really sorry I'll miss that opportunity." The 73-year-old went on to wryly compare her injuries to the plight of millions of struggling Americans, People reports. "This is an emergency," she wrote. "Ask the scientists, the farmer, the creatures in the sea. Ask all those who have lost their homes from hurricanes, flood and fire, ask the endless stream of climate refugees, and the people of Flint, San Juan, and Standing Rock."

Her comparison went on to encompass mothers "who have lost their children to the opioid epidemic or because of the price of insulin" or "lost their kids to gun violence," as well as people "separated from their families at the border, or those separated from their loved ones by an unjust, racist, for-profit prison system," and "teachers [who are] are forced to have additional jobs and when 40 hours of honest labor can still leave you in poverty. When homophobia, Islamophobia, transphobia and racism take lives, that is an emergency." She went on to praise Sanders—whom she has supported since 2016, per Fox News—as an advocate of "social, racial and economic justice his entire life." She adds that "when we said it was a movement and not a moment, we meant it." (Read more Susan Sarandon stories.)

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