Oscar-winner Susan Sarandon reposted a tweet that branded police as fascists and questioned their usefulness â€• accompanied by a photo of a slain officerâ€™s funeral in New York City. (See the image below.)
The â€œDead Man Walkingâ€ star on Tuesday shared an image of a large crowd of uniformed officers attending the funeral for the NYPDâ€™s Jason Rivera, one of two officers shot to death on a domestic violence call last week.
â€œIâ€™m gonna tell my kids this is what fascism looks like,â€ the headline read.
The background includes flames around the words: â€œSo, if all these cops werenâ€™t needed for CRIME that day, doesnâ€™t that mean they arenâ€™t needed ANY day?â€
It wasnâ€™t clear if the question originated from Sarandon, who shared the tweet during the funeral for Riveraâ€™s partner, officer Wilbert Mora, who also was fatally shot on the call. HuffPost has reached out to Sarandon for comment.
The politically active Sarandon has protested previously against police brutality. She rebuked former New York Mayor Bill de Blasio when he praised the NYPD for its â€œrestraintâ€ in the rallies following George Floydâ€™s death, the New York Daily News noted. Sarandon attended at least one of the demonstrations.
An actor was fired last week by a film production company after she shared a TikTok complaining about street closures prompted by the wake for Rivera, whom she called â€œone fucking cop.â€