A former LAPD detective was one of many responding to vile actress Susan Sarandon’s comparison of the funeral of fallen NYPD Detective Jason Rivera to fascism.
Sarandon shared a photo of NYPD Detective Jason Rivera’s funeral posted in a tweet by socialist activist Danny Haiphong which stated, “I’m gonna tell my kids this is what fascism looks like.”
As you can see, Sarandon added her own caption. She wrote, “So, if all these cops weren’t needed for CRIME that day, doesn’t that mean they aren’t needed ANY day?”
Clearly, Sarandon touched a raw nerve, as her posting elicited wide derision on social media
One reaction of particular note came from Sal LaBarbera, a retired LAPD officer who transitioned to Hollywood as a producer and celebrity detective
What a vile disgusting woman.
As a vocal progressive and Bernie backer, Sarandon is an O.G. lefty Hollywood elitist. She’s been pushing progressivism for decades now. So, at least give her credit for being consistently wrong. Like others from Hollywood in politics, Sarandon often causes more harm than good.
But, this tweet may be her most universally rejected message yet. First off, did Sarandon even know the circumstances of Detective Rivera’s death? In case you don’t know, Detective Rivera, age 22, and his partner, Wilbert Mora, were fatally shot on Jan. 21 by Lashawn McNeil while responding to a domestic disturbance call in Harlem. They died while rushing to protect others.
There’s no way Sarandon ever showed such courage, let alone at such a tender age.
First, how dare she criticize police service and protection from behind the secure Hollywood lifestyle, complete with personal security and gated walls. Talk about an out of touch elitist.
Secondly, did Sarandon even realize that most officer in attendance were off-duty or even from outside of New York City? Or, did she make assumptions to smear police officers?
Finally, this seems like a desperate cry for attention from an aging actress with fading relevancy. As we said on social media:
So congratulations, Susan. It looks like you squeezed a little extra relevancy from that wilted husk of a career.