Sean Penn & Scarlett Johansson Aren’t Great Dinner Guests

By: Photo Boy / May 2, 2011

Posted by Photo Boy

Here are Sean Penn and Scarlett Johansson holding hands as they leave a party after the White House Correspondents Dinner. Not exactly a scandalous story considering the history these two have of diddling each other publicly. The most interesting part of the story, however is how they behaved while at dinner. According to Us Weekly:

Despite being in the presence of President Barack Obama and celebrities like Mila Kunis and Donald Trump, an eyewitness tells Us Weekly that Scarlett Johansson was engrossed in an “intense” makeout session with Sean Penn at Saturday’s White House Correspondents Dinner in Washington, D.C. It happened right as the main course of the dinner was being put on the table,” the witness says, adding that Johansson, 26, sat in Penn’s lap during part of the meal.

To put into perspective why this behavior is awkwardly inappropriate, aside from basic social conventions and manners, here they each describe their motivations for being at the dinner in the first place:

I really want to get more involved,” she [Scarlett] told Us. As for Penn, 50? “Well, the dinner, but I also have a lot of meetings on The Hill this week,” he told Us. “I’m mostly here for Haiti, and I want to help bring some attention to that crisis.

Look, I’m no high-powered celebrity looking to throw my fame behind a worthy cause. I usually just cut and upload photos and make sure Fish doesn’t get arrested in the bushes outside of Jon Hamm’s house. But if I was at the fanciest dinner I’d likely ever be at in my life and some chick was making out with a dude who looks like her dad at the table next to me, I probably wouldn’t be interested in their political opinions.

Photo: Splash News

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