Susan Sarandon’s question on burkini ban sparks social media debate

She’s no stranger to speaking her mind on Twitter, but this time Susan Sarandon’s opinion has divided her fans. The
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She’s no stranger to speaking her mind on Twitter, but this time Susan Sarandon’s opinion has divided her fans.

The actress has spoken out about France’s ban on the burkini, re-tweeting a Daily Mirror article about the issue.

If you haven’t read the article, it focuses on a mother-of-two who was surrounded by police on a beach in Nice where the burkini has been banned.

She was reportedly fined the equivalent of $55 and “forced” to remove her burkini.

So what about Susan Sarandon’s reaction is causing such a commotion on social media?

In her tweet, she said “Women forced 2 conform to dress code to make the point that women “forced” 2 conform 2 religious dress code not ok…?”

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The question has divided her Twitter followers, with one accusing the actress of not highlighting the treatment of women under Islamic Law.

“sure, highlight this. But I don’t see you highlighting the treatment of women under Islamic law. Do you even care,” he wrote.

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One of her French fans was also critical of Susan Sarandon’s stance, explaining the ban from his point of view.

“it’s a way of thinking, different to the usa, your country was formed to allow religious people to do what they want,” he wrote.

“now it’s islam turn to adapt too, we respect all religion, but it should not get out of home and temple.”

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Other fans have spoken out supporting Susan Sarandon, and condemning the ban.

“I like your use of “Women forced” in the end those women gets trapped if not by men now by the state,” one follower wrote.

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“it’s just pure shame!!! STOP dictating women what to do with their OWN bodies, the world is obsessed!!!,” another wrote.

Whether you agree with her or not, Susan Sarandon’s tweet is sure to make you think about the ban.

Do you agree with Susan Sarandon? Is France’s burkini ban ‘forcing’ women to conform to a dress code?

  1. Elizabeth Gardner  

    It may sound tough but frankly I consider it is right. Why? because in their home country people must obey their rules of dressing and so must the people who go there. Which means no form of undress not even on a beach. They come to the free western countries for just that freedom but then obeying the rules on language dress and way of life is a burden to them well why are they leaving their home country then if they do not want to conform as we would have to do if we lived in their country. What is good for us is good for them. All they want to do is have what we have but on their terms and at their pace and damn what our way of life is like. When some of these women beat up a woman on a beach in France for wearing a bikini, then how on earth can we accept that behaviour in a country that is free and able to dress as they please. They should in return not be allowed burquas or burqkinis. End of story.

  2. I challenge anyone to tell, from even a short distance if the person wearing a burqa is make of female. That aside I totally agree with Elizabeth Gardner, if you go to visit or reside in a new country you do as they do or you don’t stay, it’s that simple, assimilate or leave. No one asked them to come to a western country, they did so in most cases to leave an oppressive society and to enjoy a more liberal life. They, (Muslims) cannot have it both ways.

  3. Gabrielle Rowe  

    From security point of view, definitely ban it. You’re not allowed in a bank with a helmet on. Where there is threat of violence &/or security we all need to identify ourselves.

  4. Lawrence  

    Islam is not a religion, it’s an evil cult and the sooner people wake up to that then the better we will be

  5. Cathy Howat  

    Oh for God’s ake the intolerance on this page is sickening. Very few Muslim women in Australia or France wear the Buurqa, and after a while when feeling more comfortable in their new home many switch to the hijab. I would ALSO point out that Muslim women who choose to wear the Hijab do so as a sign of their religious commitment. Ever been to St. Kilda, ever seen the modestly dressed Orthodox Jewish women with long skirts, hair scarves or snoods. Ever seen the Orthodox Jewish men with Yarmulke, payess tallitt, and the dark suits? yes? no? calling on THEM to assimilate are we? Why should a Burquini (Invented here in Australia) make you uncomfortable, for that matter why should a Hijab, or a Muslim?

  6. Cathy Howat  

    Oh for God’s sake the intolerance on this page is sickening. Very few Muslim women in Australia or France wear the Buurqa, and after a while when feeling more comfortable in their new home many switch to the hijab. I would ALSO point out that Muslim women who choose to wear the Hijab do so as a sign of their religious commitment. Ever been to St. Kilda, ever seen the modestly dressed Orthodox Jewish women with long skirts, hair scarves or snoods. Ever seen the Orthodox Jewish men with Yarmulke, payess tallitt, and the dark suits? yes? no? calling on THEM to assimilate are we? Why should a Burquini (Invented here in Australia) make you uncomfortable, for that matter why should a Hijab, or a Muslim?

  7. Jane  

    I agree with Elizabeth. About 2 years ago staying in Qld my 4 year old very softly spoken granddaughter looked over the balcony. She screamed out in excitement – there is Batman with his little boy. It was a woman in her birkini. We can’t take a Bible into their countries so why should they be allowed to bring this into ours. PS The woman must have heard and got out of the pool.

  8. Steve  

    Cathy people who think like you are very much the minority view in these nervous times that we live in now. Surely is it asking to much to maybe say, well i am in a new country why get people uneasy, or is it they wont to stir up things.

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