A funny thing happened when Oscar winner Sean Penn took aim at the #MeToo movement. Nothing. In today’s hyper sensitive age, “nothing” is funny, at least not in the “ha ha” sense. Penn spoke out recently against a movement which took down Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, Louis CK and other high profile men in the entertainment business.
Hulu’s latest original series The First, which debuted on September 14, is an interesting, non-partisan science-fiction series set in the 2030s surrounding the trials of NASA astronauts on the first mission to Mars …most of the time. Starring raving lefty lunatic Sean Penn, you might be surprised to learn the series manages to keep politics out of the main plot. Sadly, it fails to leave its liberal agenda completely behind.
For many years now, the celebrated thespian Sean Penn has been one of the wackiest activists in the pantheon of the Hollywood Left. Now he's written a novel...about a hitman who writes a letter to the not-so-fictional president that "Many wonderful American people in pain and rage elected you. Many Russians did, too...We are not simply a people in need of an intervention, we are a nation in need of an assassin….Tweet me bitch, I dare you.”
If Stephen Colbert calls out a joke for going too far, then it must be bad. On Monday night, actor Sean Penn appeared on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert. The outspoken liberal talk show host, Colbert, warned the outspoken liberal Hollywood star that he couldn’t “make jokes” about assassinating President Trump. Making a reference to a character in Penn’s new novel, Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff, who wants to assassinate the fictional president, Colbert asked Penn, “Have the Secret Service contacted you?”
Sean Penn has long been the poster boy for the Hollywood Left, another one of those overpaid dilettantes who constantly berate the country that’s given him international fame and incredible wealth. Penn’s loathing of Yankee imperialism is so intense that he thinks America is “over-demonizing” a Mexican drug kingpin that Forbes magazine estimates is responsible for the deaths of 34,000 people – mostly Mexicans.
In an act of sheer self-promotion, Penn exploited an acting connection to gain an audience with notorious drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, fresh from a prison escape. Instead of asking this man how he could butcher so many thousands of men, women and children, he asked him to condemn the American “war on drugs.”
Once again, Rolling Stone has come under fire for its lack of journalistic ethics over actor Sean Penn’s recent interview with Joaquin Guzman – better known as “El Chapo” – and giving the drug cartel kingpin editorial approval of the article. The beginning of Penn’s article came with a disclosure - confessing that names had been changed, locations were unnamed, and that the world’s most famous prison escapee of 2015 reviewed and approve the article prior to publication. Yes, the same magazine that painted an innocent University of Virginia fraternity as a den of gang rapists had no problem publishing a sympathetic piece for real devil.
Even the journalists at ABC News, who have their own problems with journalistic ethics, were disgusted by Rolling Stone having Sean Penn interview the drug lord known as El Chapo. Legal analyst Dan Abrams appeared on Good Morning America, Monday, to decry, “I think he [Penn] did something wrong here. In particular, I think Rolling Stone did something wrong here, journalistically.”
Bill Maher, host of HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher, held a discussion on Friday’s show about Republicans “trying to interfere” with Obama’s negotiations with Iran via an open letter. Of course, Maher didn’t mention that there are 12 Democrats supporting a tough stance on Iran in addition to the 47 Republican senators that signed the letter.
Maher’s panelists were Arianna Huffington, Tom Rogan of National Review, and former CBS investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson. But the toast of the studio was leftist actor Sean Penn, who Maher showered with praise for his international charity work. As always, Penn had some rather incendiary comments to say on matters that pertain to countries run by dictatorship or communist rule, charging those 47 Republicans who signed the letter of “criminal mutiny.”
The actor famously dubbed guns “cowardly killing machines,” turning his own gun collection into art work in the process. Now, Sean Penn is prepping his latest film, a revenge saga with guns a-blazing according to the film’s new trailer.
Sean Penn is taking a page out of President Barack Obama's playbook but twisting it to his own socialist-friendly liking. Obama has gotten plenty of mileage for blaming his predecessor for the country's woes.
Now, Penn is blaming Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro's problems on what the leader inherited from his predecessor--Hugo Chavez. Only Penn doesn't blame his late friend at all, preferring to spin a yarn about paranoia and relationships meant to excuse the late leader from guilt.
Liberal celebrities finally did something useful: they proved that it’s easier to support socialism when you have toilet paper and electricity.
Wealthy Hollywood-types have the luxury to fawn over Venezuela and its authoritarian leaders, but many Venezuelans do not have share this rosy perspective. Reuters reported that anti-government activists have taken to the streets in protest against President Nicolás Maduro’s socialist regime. Several people have been killed, including a beauty queen.
On Saturday, at Sean Penn's Help Haiti Home gala fundraising auction, CNN's Anderson Cooper paid $1.4 million on a work of art from American artist Jeff Koons.
As amazing as it might seem, although the as-yet unmade piece will be created using Penn's collection of old firearms, Cooper's outspoken anti-gun colleague Piers Morgan was actually second in the bidding offering $1.3 million.