Susan Sarandon apologized Friday for sharing an “insensitive and deeply disrespectful” meme about slain New York Police Officer Jason Rivera’s funeral that implied cops are “not needed any day.”
“I deeply regret the meme I recently share on Twitter that included a photo of Officer Jason Rivera’s funeral,” the actress said.
“I reacted quickly to the picture without connecting it to a police funeral and I realize how insensitive and deeply disrespectful it was to make that point at that time,” she added. “I sincerely apologize to the family of Officers Rivera and [Officer Wilbert] Mora for causing additional pain during their time of grieving.”
Susan found herself on the wrong side of a social justice issue after posting derogatory remarks about the funeral possession for an officer killed in the line of duty.
Commenting on the funeral possession that captured strong public interest and empathy, Sarandon posted, “I’m gonna tell my kids this is what fascism looks like.”
Sarandon included a photo of the well-attended and dignified funeral possession as it made its way down New York City’s Fifth Avenue. Over the image was a sarcastic caption: “‘ So, if all these cops weren’t needed for CRIME that day, doesn’t that mean they aren’t needed ANY day?”
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