Debra Messing Is Fighting Susan Sarandon Who Is Fighting the World

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During the election, Susan Sarandon was a vocal Bernie Sanders supporter, and when Sanders lost the nomination, she switched over to Jill Stein, saying in a statement, “Now that Trump is self-destructing, I feel even those in swing states have the opportunity to vote their conscience.” She has also suggested in the past that a Trump presidency would be a good thing, because: “Well, you know, some people feel Donald Trump will bring the revolution immediately. If he gets in, then things will really explode.” Guess we’ll see now!

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Many have been attacking Susan Sarandon’s views on social media, like this tweet from writer Kurt Eichenwald:

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Eichenwald’s attention seems to have sparked quite a debate, specifically between Debra Messing and Susan Sarandon. In addition to being a third party voter, Sarandon is also encouraging everyone to love each other now, which Messing referred to when quoting one of Eichenwald’s tweets about Sarandon’s political views. Sarandon’s response was on brand:

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Like Jill Stein, Susan Sarandon is a big supporter of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe’s efforts to stop Dakota Access Pipeline from drilling through their land and contaminating their water supply, which is a worthy cause and not entirely irrelevant to Donald Trump’s presidency.

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It’s almost like Trump being elected has an effect on an issue Susan Sarandon cares about? Anyway, her response sent Messing into a Twitter rage, to which Sarandon continued predictably:

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She may be able to direct this feud towards a good cause, but Sarandon isn’t entirely above the criticism she’s currently receiving. Right now, this tweet is pinned at the top of her account:

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That does not indicate anything about power whatsoever, since Jill Stein also lost the election, but please tell your followers about Standing Rock.

Contributing Writer, writing my first book for the Dial Press called The Lonely Hunter, follow me on Twitter @alutkin

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Love it when wealthy insulated people who can run away talk about “the revolution.” Seriously, fuck this woman. I don’t think she had an actual impact on the election, she’s not relevant enough to swing more than maybe a dozen voters, but I am disgusted by her glib attitude.

Let’s say there’s a revolution, Susan. Let’s say. There is absolutely no way she sticks around beyond the first photo op, or even before then if it seems too dangerous. How many sycophantic nations will scramble to offer Janet from Rocky Horror immediate asylum? How fast will you be able to use your millions of dollars to get the fuck out of dodge?

I hope more than anything else that there ISN’T a revolution because if there is, I’m one of the millions and millions of Americans who will suffer to an unbelievable degree. My family members in the military might have to kill people they know and love. Living in a warzone isn’t fucking fun and exciting. Talking about “the revolution” in such a flippant way is nauseating to hear, especially from people who are as completely safe as she is.