We are so used to hearing celebrities express their politic views. Most of the time, we would prefer they stay silent. Liberals in Hollywood like to criticize Americans while praising their corrupt buddies in Washington. However, Susan Sarandon had recently opened her opinion on Hillary Clinton and it is safe to say that she ruffled more than a few feathers.
Like many other actors in Hollywood, Sarandon is a liberal. She was a strong supporter of Bernie Sanders during the presidential primaries. Anyway, unlike many other members of her industry, she did not jump on the Hillary Clinton bandwagon after Bernie Sanders lost. Bucking the trends of the rest of Hollywood, she continued to support Sanders and even has spoken out against Clinton.
When she announced that she was supporting Jill Stein over the Democratic nominee, it made her enemy number one – not among conservatives, but among her own kind. 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 that they support Hillary Clinton. Yet, Sarandon continues to upset the legions of rabid liberals when she proves to have her own convictions and ideas.
Sarandon has some strong words about Hillary Clinton. Referencing something that she said last year, Sarandon had 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,” Sarandon said. “We would still be fracking, we would be at war if she was a president. It wouldn’t be much smoother. Look what happened under Obama that we didn’t notice.”
We all know Sarandon is not a fan of Trump. Like most liberals from Hollywood, she prioritizes issues that most Americans are not bothered by. She does not understand what millions of Americans face when they see their jobs shipped overseas and illegal immigrants take the jobs that are left. However, she is willing to confront the hypocrisies on the left and this has not made her very popular among the liberals. She has previously been criticized for her comments, such as during an interview with Stephen Colbert.
While these kinds of things are 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.