Yup, Susan Sarandon Still Thinks That Trump-Inspired “Revolution” Is Going Just Great
Probably because she's not really affected by it.
While I’m enjoying watching Ryan Murphy’s Feud, I’m not sure I’ll be all that disappointed when it’s over, because that will (hopefully) mean the end of Susan Sarandon’s promotional tour. Which means no more interviews about her political opinions.
Sarandon was a guest on The Late Show last week, ostensibly to talk about the FX show, which follows the legendary rivalry between Bette Davis and Joan Crawford as they filmed Whatever Happened to Baby Jane. But Stephen Colbert chose to start the interview by asking Sarandon about her feelings on that revolution she’s long been saying Trump will bring.
And once again, according to Sarandon, it’s going just great.
She points to the town hall meetings with so many people showing up and screaming at their representatives, and says it’s really great how now, with this “bozo” in office, “everybody’s awake, they’re energized. They’re calling their senators, they’re donating to all these groups.” Oh, and she also thinks Colbert is funnier now.
Except “energized” isn’t the word a lot of people would use to describe the current resistance. Or at least it’s one of many, and pretty far down on that list. (How about “terrified”? That’s a word a lot of us would use.) Sure, people are awake, but it’s patronizing to assume we weren’t paying attention before Trump got into office. We didn’t need him to shake things up. We were already shaken.
When Colbert asks Sarandon about the DNC overhaul (wherein the new head of the DNC asked for the resignation of every committee staffer), and if that kind of political shakeup is as meaningful as this so-called revolution, I get the impression she doesn’t know what he’s talking about and spouts a vague line about “establishment.” When Colbert asks if she thinks this revolution is going to turn into an actual revolution, which usually involves danger and violence and, you know, revolting, she brushes him off as if that’s a ridiculous idea. Sarandon doesn’t seem to have any interest this whole change and revolution thing beyond talking about the important but singular issue of fracking and being excited about town hall meetings. And people are pissed.
@Mediaite May her water be full of lead. May she get a disease no longer studied. May she eat pesticide laden food + have a nuke dropped on her head
— Amy Holden Jones (@aholdenj) April 1, 2017
— Eric Kleefeld (@EricKleefeld) April 1, 2017
@Mediaite It’s so damn easy to be an accelerationist when you’re wealthy and famous and old. Go to your deathbed convinced utopia is around the corner
— Arthur Chu (@arthur_affect) April 2, 2017
@Mediaite When an earthquake destroys my house it means I don’t have to do the dishes anymore. Winning!
— Mel Giancarlo (@mel_giancarlo) April 1, 2017
It takes a real lofty sort of privilege to ignore the threats of stripping women of healthcare, LGBTQ rights violations, mass deportations and travel bans, and everything else we’re fighting against, and call it “energized.”
(via Mediaite, image via screengrab)
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