Sean Penn Tells Oscars Critics ‘F*ck You,’ Which Will Probably Not Help

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MARCH 02:  Sean Penn and Charlize Theron attend the Fame and Philanthropy Post-Oscar Party at The Vineyard on March 2, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)
Sean Penn and Charlize Theron Photo: Jason Kempin/Getty

Many people were angry when Sean Penn made a green-card joke about Mexican director Alejandro Iñárritu at the Oscars, and now Penn has a predictably pugilistic response to those people. “I’m surprised by the flagrant stupidity,” Penn told the AP, in a way that sounded like he wasn’t really surprised. “In fact, I have a big f— you for … anybody who is so stupid not to have gotten the irony when you have a country that is so xenophobic. If they had their way, you wouldn’t have great filmmakers like Alejandro working in this country.” Penn, who is friends with Iñárritu, called the joke “a little inside humor.”

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