January 19th, 2009 10:33 EST
Will Sean Penn Latin Pals Cost Him an Oscar?
Pity poor Sean Penn!
How was the demented lefty supposed to know that pink and red simply do not mix in Latin culture?
How was the lead actor in "Milk" supposed to know that attempting to make an icon out of homosexual Harvey Milk would fail to amuse millions of Spanish-speakers all across the globe?
As reported, in part, in reference (1), by the New York Post:
"SEAN Penn is getting worried that his cozying up to Marxist dictators might cost him an Academy Award. We reported last month how Penn was smacked by the gay Advocate magazine over his visits to Fidel and Raul Castro, whose regime murdered and imprisoned gays. Last week, Penn called JosÃ© Miguel Vivanco, head of Human Rights Watch`s Latin America division, and asked for a meeting. Vivanco flew to San Francisco to dine with the star Thursday and brief him on the situation in Cuba and Venezuela. Vivanco was thrown out of the latter country by Penn pal President Hugo Chavez.
"Tom Cruise let Scientology make him a household name for weirdness. Sean is entering into similar territory as a p.r. stooge for left-wing dictatorships," said a Hollywood insider. "It`s never too late to do the right thing," says Thor Halvorssen of the Human Rights Foundation. "Political prisoners in Venezuela and Cuba could use the help of someone like Sean Penn.
Well said, Thor!
Sean Penn should do the right thing by dumping Hugo Chavez and the Castro brothers.
Moreover, if Penn just happens to win an Oscar in the process, well, worse things have happened to enemies of Chavez and Castro--especially gay ones!
John W. Lillpop