Academy Award winning actress, Susan Sarandon has come out questioning Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s record on LGBTI rights.
The 69-year-old actress and political activist who is backing Clinton’s biggest rival, Bernie Sanders questioned the former secretary of state for voting in favour of the Iraq War, accepting money from Wall Street and “equivocating” on issues such as same-sex marriage.
Sarandon’s comments were made during a Bernie Sanders support rally in Iowa on Thursday where she said, “It’s one thing to be for gay rights and gay marriage once everybody else is for it. That’s not difficult.”
Sarandon later added when speaking with the Daily Mail that Sanders, on the other hand, is “untainted” and “has managed to consistently be on the right side of every issue the correct side of every issue that reflects my concerns.”
The BAFTA winner who appeared in a commercial promoting LGBTI rights back in 2003 confirmed that she believes Clinton is a “johnny-come-lately” on same-sex marriage.
“There’s a number of issues where she has come around but she very clearly equivocated or was not there in the beginning.”
“It’s great that she came around, but wouldn’t it be great to be a leader instead of a follower, especially if you’re going to hold the highest office in the land?”
Last Updated on Jan 29, 2016