Looks like Sarandon’s heart is in the right place.
It’s her mind that’s scrambled.
Here she is on the Tavis Smiley Show, plugging her son’s documentary on homelessness:
“I think that the conversation changed around the Reagan era, where everything was your fault.” Sarandon replied when asked why the issue of homelessness has fallen “off the radar for discussion.” “And so you blamed, you were blamed for not trying hard enough, you know, from drinking, for drugs, whatever. Just like in the AIDS epidemic the focus went on your lifestyle as opposed to what was actually happening.”
And then I think as the economy got tougher for so many people it’s understandable – it’s the same thing that happens with immigrants. You know, you are trying to hold on to your house. People – there are so many people in this country that are one paycheck away of being on the street, and if they can’t couch surf long enough, they are homeless….