From claiming any American who speaks out against Hugo Chavez should be jailed, to a photo op and interview with one of the most brutal Mexican drug lords in history. Sean Penn has openly supported Cuba’s brutal dictator Fidel Castro, and made known his radical opposition to capitalism by supporting the former occupy movement (now the #BlackLivesMatter terrorist group). Despite the fact that he was a gun owner, Penn came out one year ago against the Second Amendment.
The journalistic coup of the two-time Oscar winner secretly interviewing El Chapo — and posing for a handshake pic with the world’s once-most-wanted drug lord —is only the latest surreal saga in Penn’s personal life. Since the early 2000’s, Spicoli has staked himself as one of the politically active stars in America — whether or not anyone likes it.
Scores of people however, have called for Sean Penn to be arrested for meeting the world’s most wanted drug lord El Chapo while he was on the run and not turning him in to the authorities.
Twitter users demanded Penn be questioned by investigators as to why he met with the violent cartel leader and did not help the military track him down.
The double Oscar-winning actor and Mexican actress Kate del Castillo – who brokered the meeting with the self-confessed biggest drug trafficker in the world – are now under investigation in Mexico.
His secret meeting with the notorious drug lord, is just one of many activist stunts by leftist actor Sean Penn.
Penn’s previous diplomatic doozies have led to eye-rolling Oscar jokes, dubious friendships with foreign leaders and accusations of hiring a PR team to show off his odd brand of good will.
Here is Penn in a repulsive attempt to paint brutal dictators, Hugo Chavez and Fidel Castro as leaders we should respect. Penn says, “the demonization of these people is a myth”:
Here’s a short look at Penn’s past political antics.
Penn takes to the Post
As America’s violent response to the 9/11 attacks started escalating in 2002, Penn spent $56,000 to publish an open letter in the Washington Post urging President Bush to ease up on Middle East involvement.
“You lead, it seems, through a blood-lined sense of entitlement,” Penn wrote to the president.
Many others in Hollywood may have found Penn sentiments sensible — but some of his specific recommendations, not so much.
Among his peacetime prescriptions for the prez: “I beg you Mr. President, listen to Gershwin, read chapters of Stegner, of Saroyan.”
But at least one world leader apparently agreed with Penn’s prose: Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, who used Penn’s letter to trash Bush during some of his own speeches, according to The Telegraph.
Stumping at the Oscars
The Washington Post apparently wasn’t a big enough forum for Penn’s Bush bashing.
Here’s an excerpt from an interview with Piers Morgan where Penn explains his support for a second term for Barack Obama in a completely incoherent manner:
Penn pulled off one major upset at the 2004 Oscars by nabbing the Best Actor statue for “Mystic River,” beating out Bill Murray in “Lost in Translation” as the expected winner.
But the second shock came as soon as Penn opened his mouth following a standing ovation.
“If there’s one thing that actors know — other than that there were no WMD’s — it’s that there is no such thing as best in acting,” he said at the start of his speech, earning some scattered claps and cheers before beginning his long-winded thank yous.
More than a decade later, his ill-timed political jab hasn’t fared much better: The film site Next Movie cited Penn’s speech as one of the worst in Oscar history.
Chummy with Chavez
At first, Penn defensively denied rumors that he was close with the Venezuelan president, who reportedly took an interest in Penn thanks to his anti-Bush newspaper ads.
“You don’t know that I have a friendship with Hugo Chávez, you just read it in some piece,” he told the Telegraph in 2007.
Watch here at the 1:12 mark, where Penn talks about imposing a jail sentence on anyone who speaks out against Chavez:
But over the years, Penn opened up about his Chavez love as many others accused the president of running his country as dictator. Penn admitted a relationship and told Bill Maher that American journalists who slam Chavez should be imprisoned.
Penn sealed the deal upon Chavez’s death from cancer in 2013, calling the president a “friend” in a statement and adding: “Today the United States lost a friend it never knew it had.”
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