and then will do everything in my power to help create a People’s Party (@4aPeoplesParty) free from corporate and Wall Street influence, so that next time it’s not a choice between the lesser of two evils. (2/2)— Susan Sarandon (@SusanSarandon) September 9, 2020
(With Susan there’s always a BUT)
This comes AFTER she sparked a backlash for applauding People’s Party activist Ryan Knight after he spoke up about his decision NOT to vote for Biden.
I said I’m voting Biden against Fascism & for down ballot candidates who support GND, M4A & BLM. After Nov, I will still stand w/ Ryan to form a People’s Party free from corporate/Wall St ties. Maybe use your shaming energy to phone bank & ask @JoeBiden to update his website(1/6) https://t.co/knOiwr6Ejx— Susan Sarandon (@SusanSarandon) September 9, 2020
In a series of tweets, Knight had revealed that he regretted voting for Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election. He went on to state that “I will not regret my vote for [Joe Biden] because I am not voting him.” While Knight did not say if he intends to vote for President Donald Trump or an independent candidate, or perhaps not vote at all, he wrote that he “will never vote for a corporatist again. We live in a dying world that is being consumed by corporate greed and I won’t support evil in any form, not even a lesser one.” Knight went on to state that “it’d be one thing if the Democratic party asked us to hold our nose and vote for the ‘lesser of 2 evils’ for 1 or 2 elections, but they’ve been doing this for the last 50 years and at some point brave people have to stand up and DEMAND BETTER or nothing will fundamentally change.”
Standing by @ProudSocialist and respect his courage in sharing his journey over the past few years. We need more Ryan Knights to stand up and speak truth to power every single day.— Susan Sarandon (@SusanSarandon) September 8, 2020
If @JoeBiden loses it won’t be because of @SusanSarandon—who is voting for him—or progressives like me who gave him every chance to earn my vote by supporting #MedicareForAll & a #GreenNewDeal. It will be because Biden & DNC chose to chase Republicans & take the left for granted.— Ryan Knight 🌹 (@ProudSocialist) September 9, 2020
Twitter was not amused.
Susan Sarandon doesn't care about people. She cares about looking like she cares about people. https://t.co/86VUTKaHIA— Dennis DiClaudio (@dennisdiclaudio) September 9, 2020
Susan Sarandon is the Susan Sarandon of Susan Sarandons.— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) September 9, 2020
Because she keeps doing the same dumb, selfish, entitled shit election after election.
Susan Sarandon is entitled to her own opinions. But encouraging people not to vote carries consequences for poor people who aren't rich like her.— Stephanie Daniels (@rn_stephany) September 9, 2020
There were many Socialist candidates including Bernie Sanders, who lost their primaries. Clearly, the voters don't approve.
Donald Trump sends his sincere thanks, Susan. https://t.co/6cuHCdOSAA— Amee Vanderpool (@girlsreallyrule) September 9, 2020
Susan if you're not voting for Biden, you're voting for Trump. https://t.co/oZCetG1hJF— Dave Matt (@davematt88) September 9, 2020
Your privilege is showing.— sable227-Black Lives Matter. Wear A Mask🐈🐕 (@sable227) September 9, 2020
Siri, show me an absurdly bad take. https://t.co/t4JBMk3tYU— Miranda Yaver (@mirandayaver) September 9, 2020
If you have gone through these last 3 and a half years and still haven't learned that there were consequences to stupidity like this, I don't know what to tell you.— Angela Melody (@MelodySaid113) September 9, 2020
So. That’s a vote from Sarandon FOR Biden. I’m calling it a win, and letting the twitterverse do what it does. Focus on the positive.