Susan Sarandon Apologizes for Controversial Tweet About NYPD Officer’s Funeral – E! Online

Susan Sarandon has apologized for her controversial comments about a NYPD officer’s funeral, following a backlash.

“I deeply regret the meme I recently shared on Twitter that included a photo of Officer Jason Rivera’s funeral,” Sarandon wrote on Feb. 4. “I reacted quickly to the picture without connecting it to a police funeral and I realize now how insensitive and deeply disrespectful it was to make that point at that time.”  

The Monarch star continued, “I sincerely apologize to the family of Officers Rivera and [Wilbert] Mora for causing additional pain during their time of grieving.” 

In her now-deleted tweet, Sarandon had shared a post from journalist Danny Haiphong that included a photo of thousands of police officers lined down Manhattan’s 5th Avenue in honor of Rivera, who was shot and killed while responding to a domestic dispute call. He had captioned the pic, “I’m gonna tell my kids this is what fascism looks like.” 


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