The politically outspoken star reposted a tweet from writer and podcaster Danny Haiphong, which showed a photo of the massive turnout of officers in Manhattan last week. The hashtag #abolishthepolice was added over the image.
“I’m gonna tell my kids this is what fascism looks like,” the original tweet stated. Sarandon added her own caption that read, “So, if all these cops weren’t needed for CRIME that day, doesn’t that mean they aren’t needed ANY day?”
“Of all the days for @SusanSarandon to share her true feelings towards police,” the National Fraternal Order of Police tweeted in response, “she picks the day we bury our fallen brother to make such inflammatory & brainless comments. When you spend more time hating on cops than you do your own career, it’s no wonder why you’re a D-list actor.”
The Police Benevolent Association of the City of New York also pushed back, writing, “This is what privilege looks like: a wealthy actress, safe in her bubble, mocking heroes & making light of the crisis that cops are battling alongside our communities. NYC is uniting to stop the violence — @SusanSarandon is living on a different planet.”