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Published On: Sat, Mar 21st, 2015

Critics call Sean Penn a hypocrite over gun ownership with ‘The Gunman’ film

In January 2013, Sean Penn went on MSNBC’s Hardball to attack gun ownership as a real emergency, criticized personal firearms as “cowardly killing machines” and sold all his guns in order that they might be rendered inoperable.

sean_penn_the_gunman_a_lNow in 2015, Penn stars in a Taken knockoff titled The Gunman, a “shoot ’em up” action film with plenty of gun play, and the critics are taking aim at Penn.

“But is it a bit hypocritical that Penn, who had his personal gun collection — 65 to be exact — rendered inoperable and turned into a sculpture just over a year ago after saying, ‘a strong woman [girlfriend Charlize Theron] who happens to be from South Africa’ changed his mind about owning the guns, is now making money playing a seasoned mercenary?” asks Fox News.

The Wall Street Journal titled their coverage: ‘Sean Penn becomes the target…’ as they quote the star explaining “I never fancied myself a collector… I’ve got a lot of issues with the legislation around guns. I’m not someone who believes we’ve gotten to the point where they’re entirely archaic. There is an unfortunate need for them in certain cases. But that’s a long, philosophical, political conversation.”

 

Here’s the detailed remarks by the Milk star. Check out the clip below and the trailer to the new film, The Gunman.

“The highest bidder gets every single one of my guns put in the hands of…iconic artist and sculptor…[Jeff Koons].” Penn said, explaining how Koons would “decommission [and] render inactive all [his] cowardly killing machines” and then emphasized not simply getting rid of his guns but “[destroying] them.”

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  1. thebronze says:

    Sean Penn is a punk f****t.

  2. G says:

    It seems that the way for a Hollywood actor to ruin a career these days is to go public with a rabid anti-gun rant. Both Liam Neeson’s and Sean Penn’s latest movies bombed at the box office. Will Daniel Craig be next and will SPECTRE bomb?

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