10.12.2004

sean penn - president of the "what about me?" club

it seems that sean penn yelled at south park creator matt stone for saying in an interview, "If you don't know what you're talking about, there's no shame in not voting."

i'm not advocating stone's position, but i do think that sean penn is a douchebag that is more concerned about telling other people what to do, drawing attention to himself, and being a general a-hole than about people actually voting. my guess is he's one of those people that's come to the conclusion that he should use his celebrity status to make a better world, but that means doing pretentious things like going to irag to find out himself what's going on there and report the truth to the american people instead of doing things that can really make a difference. you know while stone's position is a rather pessimistic one, can any of us argue? my guess is that those people who aren't informed and vote anyway will end up voting for bush. and as we found out in 2000, voting doesn't make a difference. anyways, f you sean penn. go back to playing the exact same tortured-guy-who-used-to-cause-trouble-but-is-trying-to-turn-things-
around-but-his-conscience-won't-let-him-let-go-of-the-past-guy that you do in all of your movies.

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