Sean Penn — long known for his support of Russian, Cuban, and Venezuelan dictators — is doubling down on demanding vaccine mandates for all film crews as well as movie theaters.
Speaking to CNN’s Michael Smerconish about his latest film Flag Day this Saturday, the Academy Award-winning actor insisted that he only wants to perform in front of vaccinated audiences.
“I am so grateful that audiences — and yes, we’ll come around to that, I would request only vaccinated audiences — have an opportunity to see this theatrically,” Penn said. “It’s rare these days to have something that is exclusively theatrical. Eventually it will stream, and that’s a better time for the unvaccinated to see it, though I think I’ll probably offend them out of that choice.”
He added that he hopes the unvaccinated will stop going to theaters and also accused the unvaccinated of perpetrating violence on others, saying, “You can’t go around pointing a gun in somebody’s face, which is what it is when people are unvaccinated.”
Actor and activist Sean Penn says he believes Covid-19 vaccinations should be mandatory.
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