Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Academy Award winning actress and anti-war activist, Susan Sarandon, says she was denied a White House security clearance, is being watched by the government and had her phone tapped.
Sarandon, who starred in the cult classic movie The Rocky Horror Picture Show, has received five Academy Award nominations. She earned the coveted Oscar for her performance in the film Dead Man Walking.
An unapologetic critic of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, made the startling claims she was deemed a security risk during a Q&A session at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York’s Manhattan.
A supporter of gay rights and women’s causes, Sarandon told the crowd:
“We know we’re under surveillance. I’ve had my phone tapped. I was denied a security clearance to go to the White House and I don’t know why. Do you know why?”
Perhaps the Obama White House should tell Ms. Sarandon, as well as the American people, why they see the actress as a threat? I would expect such nonsense from the Bush administration but I expect better from President Obama.