Sunday 4 December 2016

Susan Sarandon: 'Are my boobs really more important than my Nobel Peace Prize nomination?'

Published 13/02/2016 | 12:15

Actress Susan Sarandon (L) and Eva Amurri attend The 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 30, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. 25650_018 (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Turner)
Actress Susan Sarandon (L) and Eva Amurri attend The 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 30, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. 25650_018 (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Turner)

Susan Sarandon is upset people are more aware of the cleavage-baring outfit she wore to the Screen Actors Guild Awards than her Nobel Peace Prize nomination.

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Fashion watchers and the media in general were stunned by the sexy white suit the 69-year-old actress wore to the prizegiving on 30 January and turned her look into a headline-grabbing story.

Susan certainly looked great, but she can't believe the outfit was a bigger splash than the fact she became a Nobel Peace Prize nominee.

Her nod was announced around the time everyone was chatting about her bra-baring attire, and she assumed being up for an award of such prestige would be a much more interesting topic than her bosom.

"The thing that's really funny is I got a Nobel Peace Prize nomination the same week and nobody wrote about that," she told the New York Daily News Confidenti@l column. "It didn't occur to me that it was going to be such a big deal.

"Everyone's always wearing dresses where they're hanging out all over the place."

Sarandon's Nobel Peace Prize nomination stems from the work she performed in Greece last year, when the Academy Award winner helped Syrian refugees. She has been a longtime activist and was appointed a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador in 1999.

Should Sarandon pick up the Nobel Peace Prize, the accolade will not be her first humanitarian triumph - she received the Action Against Hunger Humanitarian Award in 2006.

Meanwhile, her cleavage controversy has stirred up social media after British newsman Piers Morgan slammed her for wearing the sexy outfit he felt was inappropriate. Countless women and feminists have flooded Twitter with pictures of their cleavage to express their support for Sarandon, and actress and feminist Mayim Bialik flashed her breasts at Piers when they were both guests on a U.S. chat show this week.

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