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Susan Sarandon apologizes for ‘insensitive’ tweet evaluating NYPD funeral to ‘fascism’

Actress Susan Sarandon apologized for tweeting a photograph of hundreds of cops gathered in Manhattan for slain NYPD officer Jason Rivera’s funeral and evaluating them to fascists earlier this week.

“I deeply remorse the meme I not too long ago shared on Twitter that included a photograph of Officer Jason Rivera’s funeral,” Sarandon wrote.

“I reacted shortly to the image with out connecting it to a police funeral and I understand now how insensitive and deeply disrespectful it was to make that time at the moment. 

“I sincerely apologize to the household of Officers Rivera and Mora for inflicting extra ache throughout their time of grieving.”

Within the since-deleted tweet, The “Thelma and Louise” star posted a screenshot of a tweet by author and podcaster Danny Haiphong that included a photograph of the hundreds of law enforcement officials lining the streets of Manhattan for Rivera’s funeral on Jan. 28

Susan Sarandon’s Tweet drew speedy backlash.
New York Police officers salute outside St. Patrick's Cathedral after a funeral service for Officer Wilbert Mora.
Funerals have been held for Officers Rivera and Mora in Manhattan.
AP / Yuki Iwamura

“I’m gonna inform my children that is what fascism seems to be like,” Haiphong wrote within the tweet.

Over the picture of the tweet, Sarandon wrote, “So, if all these cops weren’t wanted for CRIME that day, doesn’t that imply they aren’t wanted ANY day?”

The unique screenshot included a #abolishthepolice.

Sarandon, who gained the Oscar for Greatest Actress for the 1995 film “Lifeless Man Strolling,” has been a critic of police brutality and has taken half in Black Lives Matter protests, together with in Brooklyn. She is an outspoken supporter of progressive political insurance policies.

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