He is definitely not a strong supporter of the MeToo movement. Asked by Adam Carolla on
The Adam Carolla Show
podcast , Sean Penn openly criticized the “hypocrisy” of some of the voices that rose to denounce gender-based and sexual violence against women. The American actor began by qualifying current human relations as “societal cannibalism”. Then, addressing without transition the subject of MeToo and Time's Up, a movement founded on January 1, 2018 to come to the aid of harassed women who did not have the means to defend themselves, he declared: “Everyone knows that the heart of the matter is of Me Too and Time's Up is essential and real and that we need to care more about it. ” But according to the director of
, "There is a lack of credibility which guts the heart of the matter".
In question: "the hypocrisy" of the spokespersons of these movements.
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"No one has the right to act this way, in a pack"
"Most, and I do not say all because there are exceptions, but most of the famous actresses who jumped on it
(jumped at the opportunity to denounce violence against women, Editor's note)
had never said anything about our taxes being used to bomb children in Yemen, they had never said anything for years.
But there was the opportunity to throw in a pack and also people to destroy, blasted Sean Penn.
Some of these people deserved to be destroyed, because no one has the right to harm a woman in this way or abuse her power.
But no one has the right either, whether it is a man, a woman, a child, white or black it does not matter, to act in this way in a pack without questioning or recognize their own actions. ”
According to the 61-year-old actor, "participating in an attack knowing that you are going to be supported does not take courage."
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The Kavanaugh example
To support his argument, Sean Penn cited the example of psychologist Christine Blasey Ford. In September 2018, she accused Judge Brett Kavanaugh - chosen by Donald Trump to enter the Supreme Court - of trying to rape her in 1982. If the actor has not questioned the sincerity of these accusations, he questioned the validity of the reactions they generated. “What do we want to do and who are we? We have to recognize our own hypocrisy, ”he lost his temper.
In September 2018, during a show on the NBC channel, Sean Penn had already expressed these criticisms of Me Too.
He then declared: "The turn taken by this movement is the division between men and women (...) I am very suspicious of a movement on which everyone is throwing themselves, without any nuance.
And even when we try to talk about it in a nuanced way, these nuances themselves are criticized ”.
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