Sean Penn is throwing another hissy fit today because he pouts like a little girl if everyone doesn't kiss his ass 24 hours a day. The new temper tantrum is about his heroic efforts in Haiti. He says he went down there and was a benevolent angel of mercy, and if you dare question the amazing Sean Penn about how amazing Sean Penn is, then he hopes you "die screaming of rectal cancer."
...some have argued that celebs like Penn should stay out of aid efforts, insisting that stars use tragedy merely to rebuild their public image. But in an interview this weekend on CBS News' Sunday Morning, Penn says he ignores the negative chatter. "I guess I've been so away from it all-- and our tent camp in Haiti that I haven't had an awful lot of time to pay attention to them," he says. "You know, do I hope that those people die screaming of rectal cancer? Yeah. You know, but I'm not going to spend a lot of energy on it."
The problem here is that Sean Penn lies his ass off constantly. He lied about the stuff he did in New Orleans during Katrina, so why the hell would anyone believe similar stories about Haiti.
Penn told Larry King he arrived in New Orleans on day 4 (says it right here). He stresses the point several times. In reality he got there on day 7. Katrina hit New Orleans on August 29th. Here's a Rolling Stone article written on September 2nd that says Penn leaves for New Orleans "tomorrow." He got into New Orleans around midnight on the 3rd. The picture above was taken on the 4th, his only day there.
Day 4 was when the first 6,500 national guard troops arrived in New Orleans. On day 5 the first emergency supplies arrived. By the time Penn got there on day 7, the National Guard troops had grown to 27,000 and the Coast Guard had rescued 15,665 people. Even the Superdome had been evacuated by then. Big difference between day 4 and day 7.
He told King, "we were able to just get a boat out in the water and help people out of the water, and go back out and do it again. So it was kind of a no-brainer, and kind of shamefully so, because there should have been more support there."
27,000 troops. 15,000 rescues. But he wouldn't look as cool if he said, "By the time I left the Four Seasons hotel in Houston (seriously) there wasn't much to do," so he changes things around to make himself more heroic.
He also told King, "We had a lot of people that were not willing to get on a boat and get out."
Oh there's a fuckin surprise. Let's say a guy with greasy hair and a bad mustache pulls up to you and he's not a cop and yet he's holding a shotgun and has a bulletproof vest and the boat didn't as much "pull up" as it did "scrape along the street because it was in 5 inches of water" and he's telling you he wants to take you somewhere. Does that look like someone here to help? Or does it look like someone who says "nigger" a lot and thinks no one will notice one more dead body.