Susan Sarandon slammed by Disney fans for posting same quote as fired Gina Carano
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Thelma and Louise star Susan Sarandon has been slammed by Disney fans after she posted the same quote to her Twitter account as the fired Gina Carano.
At the time, a Lucasfilm spokesperson said: "Gina Carano is not currently employed by Lucasfilm and there are no plans for her to be in the future.
"Nevertheless, her social media posts denigrating people based on their cultural and religious identities are abhorrent and unacceptable."
After making a series of controversial statements, the final straw for Disney seemed to be the quote from the Auschwitz Museum that Carano shared to Twitter.
Now, Sarandon has shared a picture of the same quote to her Twitter account and fans of Carano have reacted with fury.
The quote reads: "It didn't start with gas chambers. It started with one party controlling the media. One party deciding what is truth. One party censoring speech and silencing opposition. One party dividing citizens into 'us' and 'them' and calling on their supporters to harass them.
"It started when good people turned a blind eye and let it happen."
Quite why the tweet led to such an outpouring of anger on social media is a bit mysterious.
There is no link between Carano's and Sarandon's political views, and other tweets from Sarandon make it likely she was taking a stand against Kanye West's recent anti-semitic comments.
Nevertheless, Disney and Carano fans were quick to react to the social media post and have taken to Twitter to give their thoughts.
One person said: "Didn't Gina Carano get fired for posting the same thing?"
A second added: "Who else said something similar to this and got fired for it? @Disney #IStandWithGinaCarano."
A third said: "Hey @Disney remember when #GinaCarano posted this same thing and you felt you had to fire her? Are you banning Susan from every thing? Or apologizing to Gina?? Or just gonna be hypocrites?"
And a fourth added: "Same thing Gina Carano said, and got fired for by @Disney."
Like Carano, Sarandon is no stranger to publicising her political views, and has often done so through social media.
Earlier this year, Sarandon was criticised for comparing the funeral of a New York police officer to fascism in a now deleted tweet.
In February, the actor shared a photo of police officers lining the street and added the caption: "I'm gonna tell my kids this is what fascism looks like."
UNILAD has contacted Susan Sarandon and Gina Carano for comment.