Susan Sarandon trends as internet debates her role in Trump’s election

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itemprop=”headline name”>Susan Sarandon trends as internet debates her role in Trump’s election

Allie Capps

Nov 26, 2021 3:33 pm2021-11-26T15:33:40-05:00

Susan Sarandon is no doubt a well-celebrated actress. She has her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and has won an Academy Award, a BAFTA Award, a SAG Award, and has been nominated nine times for Golden Globe Awards.

However, despite her roles in famous films like Thelma & Louise and The Rocky Horror Picture Show, it’s a quote about Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton from 2016 that is haunting her online today. “I believe in a way she’s [Hillary Clinton] more dangerous, except they’re both talking to Henry Kissinger apparently lately.”

This quote has often been misattributed as her simply saying Clinton was more dangerous than Trump in every way, not just foreign policy, Sarandon has said she doesn’t mind the misquote in recent times.

“Not exactly, but I don’t mind that quote. 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.”

She began to trend across Twitter today as many users were reminded of the “quote.” One user said, “I’m still waiting for Susan Sarandon and all the others who said ‘Hillary will be worst than Trump’ to apologize.” Another said, “Since Susan Sarandon is trending I want to remind you that she helped to elect Donald J. Trump.”

I'm still waiting for Susan Sarandon and all the others who said "Hillary will be worst than Trump" to apologize.

— Michael Swartz (@Maswartz226) November 26, 2021

Since Susan Sarandon is trending I want to remind you that she helped to elect Donald J. Trump.

— Pragmatism🏳️‍🌈 (@PragmatismTK) November 25, 2021

These two Tweets started a massive debate online as not everyone agreed with the assessment. As one user put it, “idk why people think a bunch of us went out and voted based on what Susan Sarandon said on a talk show or whatever.”

idk why people think a bunch of us went out and voted based on what Susan Sarandon said on a talk show or whatever

— i bless the rains down in castamere (@Chinchillazllla) November 26, 2021

Attention Hillary sycophants: Susan Sarandon is NOT responsible for Hillary's loss in 2016. Hillary Clinton was responsible because she ran the worst campaign of all time.

— Frank the Leftist (@Leftist412) November 26, 2021

I'm blocking anyone who repeats the bullshit line of "Susan Sarandon got the orange idiot elected".

FUCK OFF WITH THAT SHIT.

— Pandas🐼 love Thanksgiving (@glowingcanary) November 26, 2021

Plenty also showed their support for Sarandon in general. One Twitter user went so far as to claim that, “she’s awesome and is the woman who was ACTUALLY right about everything.”

Susan Sarandon is trending, so a reminder that she's awesome and is the woman who was ACTUALLY right about everything.

— ⚧Janus Tiresias🇳🇿🇵🇸🍀🕊 (@VariantTiresias) November 26, 2021

susan sarandon is good actually

— jourdain searles (@judysquirrels) November 26, 2021

But what got Sarandon to trend in the first place? It all began when another post went viral on Twitter asking, “Did you ever NOT watch a movie because there was an actor in it you didn’t like?”

Anything featuring Susan Sarandon is a firm no now. https://t.co/gkKo7NHKCM

— Tess 🦔 – fully vaccinated, rocks a mask. (@violetscrawley) November 26, 2021

Many users ended up chiming in that they wouldn’t watch movies that featured Sarandon in them, among other big names like Mel Gibson and Clint Eastwood.

I won’t watch Susan Sarandon, Mel Gibson, Clint Eastwood, Tom Cruise, Jon Voight.

— Janet V (@janetvolpe2) November 25, 2021

I will not watch Susan Sarandon anymore. She can sit and spin https://t.co/sxePdNCMAU

— Teesa Rodham Clinton🐝🛩🚅🌉 (@teresainnj) November 25, 2021

All the time. Susan Sarandon is one….for example. https://t.co/aSeaBwx8rg

— 👑 Black Professor 👑 (@WonderKing82) November 26, 2021

For some, it was the “votes she cost us” that are the reason they refuse to watch her acting any longer.

Susan Sarandon is trending.

While I'm not a fan of 'cancel culture' I'm proud to admit that since she went out of her way to elect tfg in 2016 I haven't watched (nor will I ever again) any production she's been a part of. There's no way to tell just how many votes she cost us.

— AnnFromMassachusetts (@Ann_ME_MA) November 26, 2021

What do you think about the controversy surrounding Susan Sarandon coming back to life? Would you still watch movies that she stars in? Sound off in the comments.

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