It’s awesome timing that, just about 24 hours before thousands of strangers all over America spontaneously wrapped themselves in the flag and gathered in the streets, Sean Penn was once again reminding everyone what a spoiled, self-important douche he is. The New York Post says…
Saturday night at the annual White House Correspondents Association dinner … Penn caused a stir right off the bat when he wouldn’t follow everyone else in putting his hand over his heart as the room stood and sang “The Star-Spangled Banner” at the Hilton International Ballroom.
The surly star then spent dinner all over new flame Scarlett Johansson. “She plopped down in his lap, and they were kissing,” described a shocked witness. The two left the room for “an hour,” sources said, and Penn came back to the table with his tie askew.
So, even while at a fancy government event, with the President of the United States, Sean Penn can’t be bothered to honor the flag. Because he’s an actor, and he’s read some stuff, and he’s conflicted, man. “What sucks the most is that I can’t talk to Sean Penn about it,” Sean Penn often thinks to himself, tortured by the knowledge that no one else is smart enough to understand what he’s going through.