Susan Sarandon opened up about the backlash she faced after making some controversial comments about Hillary Clinton in a recent interview.
Sarandon, 71, who regularly voices her political views, has been attacked by the left for refusing to support the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee.
The actress – who supported Clinton’s run for Senate in 2001, before things went downhill after the politician voted for the war in Iraq – told The Guardian, “I did think she was very, very dangerous. We would still be fracking, we would be at war [if she was President]. It wouldn’t be much smoother. Look what happened under Obama that we didn’t notice.”
During the last election, Sarandon supported Bernie Sanders, but refused to vote for Clinton after she won the nomination.
She added of the abuse she’s suffered: “I got from Hillary people ‘I hope your crotch is grabbed,’ ‘I hope you’re raped.’ Misogynistic attacks. Recently, I said ‘I stand with Dreamers’ and that started another wave. From the left! How dare you! [It’s] you who are responsible for this!’”
Sarandon also hit headlines earlier this year after she suggested Donald Trump would “bring the revolution” if elected President over Clinton.
The “Thelma & Louise” star explained at the time while chatting with MSNBC’s Chris Hayes, “Really, some people feel that Donald Trump will bring the revolution immediately if he gets in, things will really explode.”
“It’s dangerous to think that we can continue the way we are with the militarized police force, with privatized prisons, with the death penalty, with the low minimum wage, threats to women’s rights and think you can’t do something huge to turn that around,” she added.
Debra Messing has since commented on Sarandon’s remarks.
The “Will & Grace” star took to Twitter and wrote, “Oh but don’t you know if HRC – former Sec of State – had become President, we’d be going to war? Yeah, THAT would have been a dangerous, reckless choice.”
When a follower responded to Messing’s tweet, “I hope you never have to work with her,” she responded with, “I promise that will never happen.”