Susan Sarandon’s Son Brands Cleavage Critics Ageist and Sexist
Susan Sarandon’s son, film director Jack Robbins, has stepped up to defend his mother amid a row over the revealing outfit she wore to the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards, calling her critics “ageist and sexist.” Oscar-winner Sarandon attended the ceremony on January 30 in a cream suit with just a bra underneath her blazer, leaving her ample cleavage on show.
She was there to present an In Memoriam tribute to stars including the late David Bowie and Alan Rickman, who both passed away last month, and she was also nominated for her role in The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe. Newsman Piers Morgan was one of the actress’s harshest critics, taking to Twitter to berate the Thelma and Louise star for her outfit choice. “Very tacky, Ms Sarandon. Would Susan Sarandon wear this to a funeral? No. It was thus horribly inappropriate for an In Memoriam tribute,” he wrote. Now Robbins has leapt to the defense of his mother, telling Britain’s Daily Mirror newspaper that she is “right to be proud of her body.” “If she wasn’t 69 no one would be saying anything. It’s ageist and sexist to attack her,” he added. “She’s a beautiful woman. If Piers Morgan wants to make fun of my mother and focus his energy on that, then power to him. Aren’t there a million other things he could be preoccupied with than my mom’s breasts?” TV presenter and journalist Morgan responded to Robbins’ comments by declaring that the director misunderstood his remarks. In a post on Twitter, he wrote, “Admire any son’s loyalty to his mom, but he also misses my point.”