Susan Sarandon was denied security clearance to visit White House
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Susan Sarandon was denied security clearance to visit White House

San Francisco : CA : USA | Apr 24, 2012 at 5:06 AM PDT
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Michael Moore and Susan Sarandon talk at Tribeca 2012

Susan Sarandon, renowned American actress who won an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in the 1995 film "Dead Man Walking", is in headlines for being denied security clearance to visit the White House.

According to the Daily Beast, Sarandon was recently asked by an audience member at the Tribeca Film Festival whether she had been under surveillance and if that could be a reason that she wasn't allowed entrance into the White House. She said she didn't just believe it, she knew it. "I've had my phone tapped ... I've gotten my file twice under the Freedom of Information Act."

At the ongoing annual Tribeca Film Festival, Sarandon’s question answer session with the audience along with Michael Moore was an interesting event. Even though it mostly remained pretty candid and sarcastic, both celebrities tried to keep a balance and added some humor. Susan Sarandon requested Michael Moore to give the audience some concrete advice on how to make the world a better place and on a much lighter note, Moore said, "First of all, be part of Occupy Wall Street" and "get involved with any organization that is working to get money out of politics."

Recently, Susan Sarandon talked about the Republican presidential field in an interview with the Daily Beast. She said, “I’m finding them incredibly amusing” “They’re so ridiculous that it’s entertainment. I can’t imagine that America would be that insane to put any of these people in [the White House]. I just have to believe that the GOP just wrote off this time and said, ‘We don’t care. Anybody can run!’ ’Cause this can’t be the best they can do.”

Last year in September, Sarandon spoke to reporters at the Occupy Wall Street protest in New York City. Similarly, she spoke before a crowd in Madison, Wisconsin, the same year during a protest of Governor Scott Walker and his Budget Repair Bill.

Susan Sarandon is quite actively pursuing her political campaigns. Deep down she should know that this could be one of the biggest reasons why she was denied a security clearance.

Susan Sarandon started her activism as a progressive and left-liberal who worked for a diverse range of political causes, such as working for the EMILY's List or working for the 1983 delegation to Nicaragua sponsored by MADRE, an organization that promotes "social, environmental and economic justice.”

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U.S. actress Susan Sarandon is seen before the Costello Tagliapietra Fall/Winter 2012 collection show during New York Fashion Week
U.S. actress Susan Sarandon is seen before the Costello Tagliapietra Fall/Winter 2012 collection show during New York Fashion Week
harry68 is based in San Francisco, California, United States of America, and is a Reporter on Allvoices.
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