Actress Susan Sarandon says it's "insulting" to tell women they should back Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonClinton defends April Ryan, Rep. Maxine Waters in speech Lobbying world Trump puts foreign investors first by supporting the Republican tax plan MORE for president because of her gender.
“I don’t vote with my vagina,” she tweeted Wednesday. “It’s so insulting to women to think you would follow a candidate just because she’s a woman."
She added that rival candidate Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersIn California race, social justice wing of Democrats finally comes of age Sanders to headline progressive 'People's Summit' The Hill's 12:30 Report MORE (I-Vt.) represents her interests, not Clinton.
“I don’t vote with my vagina. It’s so insulting to women to think that you would follow a candidate JUST because she’s a woman.” (2/3)— Susan Sarandon (@SusanSarandon) February 17, 2016
HRC doesn’t rep my interests, @BernieSanders does. Simple as that. (3/3)— Susan Sarandon (@SusanSarandon) February 17, 2016
Sarandon backed Sanders’s Oval Office bid last month, citing his vote against authorizing the War in Iraq. Clinton voted to authorize the war as a senator from New York.
Both campaigns are making a play for female voters as Sanders closes the gap with Clinton in national polls.
Sarandon made the comments after former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, a Clinton supporter, sparked controversy earlier this month for saying “there’s a special place in hell for women who don’t support each other.”
Albright later apologized for choosing "the wrong context and the wrong time for using that line."
The Sanders campaign, though, has also had its own controversy.
Killer Mike, a rapper who backs Sanders, has faced criticism for saying Clinton’s gender does not entitle her to the White House.
“[A] uterus doesn’t qualify you to be president,” he said at Morehouse College in Atlanta on Tuesday night. Killer Mike said he was quoting a remarks from activist Jane Elliot.