The Academy Award winner Sean Penn is not only a great actor, but also an active humanitarian too. He is quite well known for his outspoken behavior and his involvement in politics. His straightforward nature has always pushed him to address important global issues.

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Sean Penn

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Recently, the Mystic River actor criticized Hollywood for its double standards during the cover story of a reputed media outlet. Sean Penn lambasted the Academy Award organization’s light-hearted approach towards the controversial Will Smith and Chris Rock 2022 slapgate scandal.


Sean Penn Blasts The Double Standards Of Hollywood On The Will Smith And Chris Rock Oscar Slapgate

During an interview with Variety, the 63-year-old actor criticized the Men In Black star Will Smith over his 2022 Oscar moment. He was also awarded the Oscar for Best Actor for his performance in King Richard. He said

“I don’t know Will Smith. I met him once. He seemed very nice when I met him. He was so f—ing good in King Richard,” 

While talking about the 2022 Slapgate scandal, he pointed out

“So why the f— did you just spit on yourself and everybody else with this stupid f—ing thing? Why did I go to f—ing jail for what you just did? And you’re still sitting there? Why are you guys standing and applauding his worst moment as a person?”

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Chris Rock and Will Smith 2022 Oscar slapgate

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As reported by the media outlet Los Angeles Times, when Sean Penn was 26, he was sentenced to a 60-day term in county jail on the charges of spitting and punching an extra, on the set of the 1988 released movie Colors. He called out Hollywood for its double standards of treating actors in a different way.

Sean Penn On The Subject Of His Upcoming Documentary Superpower

Sean Penn is one of those actors who has always voiced his opinions on social and political matters of the world. The Fair Game star would be releasing a documentary based on the Russian-Ukranian war focusing on President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s fight for freedom from Russia.

The documentary also revolves around Ukranian President Volodymyrr Zelenskyy’s transition from an actor to a politician. During a press release as reported by People, Sean Penn spoke about the documentary. He mentioned-

“We set out to tell a lighthearted tale of this comedic actor who had been elected president of Ukraine and instead became witness to a historic leader and his country’s war for freedom. When you step into a country of such incredible unity, you realize what we [in the United States] have all been missing.”

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Sean Penn with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy

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The documentary is co-produced by See It Now Studios and Paramount+. The president of the See It Now Studio, Susan Zirinsky spoke about what makes the docu-film extraordinary. She said-

“What makes this film extraordinary is the immersive nature of Penn’s journey, which is a hallmark of our studio. Being in the president’s bunker the night of the invasion to speak firsthand with [Zelenskyy] whose country has been facing down the bloodiest invasion in Europe since World War II, Penn appreciated the extraordinarily historic weight of this moment and understood, from that moment on, the world had changed,” 

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Sean Penn handing over his Oscar to Volodymyr Zelenskyy

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Sean Penn has even donated his Oscar award to President Volodymyr Zelenskyy as he feels that it can be used for a better purpose. During his conversation with Variety, he said-

“I thought, well, f–k, you know? I’ll give them to Ukraine. They can be melted down to bullets they can shoot at the Russians.”

Superpower will be premiering exclusively on Paramount+ on September 18, 2023.

Source: Variety/ People

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