Sean Penn ‘Suspicious’ of Wyclef Jean

August 6th, 2010 // 52 Comments

Because Haiti is his turf now, Sean Penn stopped by CNN last night to voice his apprehension of Wyclef Jean announcing he will run for president of Haiti. Turns out Sean doesn’t think Wyclef has spent enough time helping in Haiti and will be a puppet for US corporations. Aw, shit, son. — I should never say that again. Via Popeater:

“This is somebody who’s going to receive an enormous amount of support from the United States, and I have to say I’m very suspicious of it, simply because he, as an ambassador at large, has been virtually silent. For those of us in Haiti, he has been a non-presence,” Penn said.
“I see in Wyclef Jean somebody who could well have been influenced by the promise of support of companies. I think Haiti is clearly vulnerable … There is a history of American interests coming in and underpaying people. This is a culture of one to two dollars a day, that they were making.”
Penn openly worried about American corporations and individuals “enamored” with Wyclef becoming “opportunists on the back of the Haitian people.”
I haven’t seen or heard anything of [Wyclef Jean] in these last six months that I’ve been in Haiti. I think he’s an important voice. I hope he doesn’t sacrifice that voice by taking the eye off the very devastating realities on the ground,” Penn said. “I want to see someone who’s really, really willing to sacrifice for their country, and not just someone who I personally saw with vulgar entourage of vehicles that demonstrated a wealth in Haiti that, in context, I felt was a very obscene demonstration.

In Sean Penn’s defense, Wyclef Jean has demonstrated his true sincerity for helping Haiti by running a scrupulous charity organization, but Jesus Christ, did Sean Penn seriously have to shove his face in this? The only good that will come out it is watching FOX News trip over itself to suddenly support a black guy for president solely because Sean Penn doesn’t like him. Seriously, I’ll be amazed if alarms don’t start going off as people dive out the window to escape the self-destruct sequence. “Ideological sensors have been activated. You have 30 seconds to evacuate the building. This is a minority’s fault.”

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  1. Son of Sam

    and we care what Sean Penn has to say? I say put he and Wyclef there and hell, the rest of Hollyweird. Let them run it all and well see Haiti go from the least stable country in the world to the MOST mentally retarded, hypocritical & self serving least mentally stable country in the world, with even poorer peasants than there are now.

    • Larry

      Sean Penn been living in a tent in Haiti since this spring, 24/7, helping to rebuild Haiti. You can criticize his politics, but you can’t criticize his efforts to help the Haitians.

      Sometime, you need to put the kneejerks reactions away and see that people with influence can use that influence to help others. What have you done to help the people who entire infrastructure was destroyed by an earthquake?

      • The Bandit

        entire infrastructure? What planet are you from?

        They had no infrastructure because they arent capable of creating and running one and are too weak and ignorant to overthrow the dictatorship currently in power.

        They are in no different shape today than they were the day before the earthquake happened and you couldnt be more wrong about sean penn. He hasnt LIVED there since spring…hes visited several times to do exactly what he did in New Orleans (another area with no contribution to society and incapable of running itself without National help), which is walk around for photo ops, Larry.

        Now put your personal “Im the #1 Sean Penn fan” website on hold and research the facts before you come on here and look stupid like the rest of us.

      • Racer X

        @Larry

        Right on!!!

    • paul

      so now this is fox’s news problem. ow you guy’s are reaching.

  2. Turd Ferguson

    Liberal Hollywood TOOL. These actors all think money makes their opinions somehow worth a damn. Uh, no – sorry. Take Susan Sarandon and the other liberal ass clown with you, too.

  3. Lindsay's Left Lip

    The minute either of these assclowns Son of Sam or Tur dFerguson do something to actually help people that is 1/100th as much as Sean Penn has done they get to talk. until then, STFU. I could care less about his politics. He puts his money where his mouth is. You? No.

    • Drew

      By saying you “could care less” implies you have some care left in you.

      Sean Penn is just another celebrity taking advantage of a popular crisis in order to elevate his failing career, much like Wyclef Jean is. It is coincidental that both of these celebrities are pretty much non-existent in the eyes of the public now? No, it’s not.

      • leslie

        @ Drew Sean Penn doesn’t need to elevate his career, that is definitely NOT failing. There is no way any of you turds can or should criticize his efforts.

    • The Bandit

      who gives a shit about haiti? NOTHING thats ever come from there has been worth a shit and the people are so stupid & cowardly they cant even manage to overthrow the dicktater and turn it into the beautiful money making tourist destination it should be. Hmmm, now that I think about it it, its like any other country that doesnt have westerners to come in and make something out of their shithole.

    • The Only Hetero Male in this Joint

      I hardly think spending quality time with a sterno and a pup tent in Haiti qualifies him for sainthood. This is just another lib trying to assuage his guilt with a summer vacation masquerading as charity. Let me know when he moves there lock stock and barrel and declares himself a Haitain resident.

  4. Drew

    Sean Penn is probably just jealous he doesn’t have an army of black guys in Cadillac’s to parade around. I know I am.

  5. loeber
    Commented on this photo:

    Reese?

  6. grobpilot

    Fuck off, you fucking communist turd!

  7. This coming from a guy whose BFF is Fidel Castro.

    • Yep

      And Hugo Chavez, let’s not forget.

    • Burt

      And Fulgencio Batista was a swell guy, right?

      “Fulgencio Batista murdered 20,000 Cubans in seven years … and he turned Democratic Cuba into a complete police state – destroying every individual liberty. Yet our aid to his regime, and the ineptness of our policies, enabled Batista to invoke the name of the United States in support of his reign of terror. Administration spokesmen publicly praised Batista – hailed him as a staunch ally and a good friend – at a time when Batista was murdering thousands, destroying the last vestiges of freedom, and stealing hundreds of millions of dollars from the Cuban people, and we failed to press for free elections.”

      J.F.K, October 1960.

      • Uncle Pete

        Larry, leslie and all of you other mindless, leftist, wingnuts: your defense of 1) “democratically” elected dictators that get their rocks off by sodomizing the destitute, and 2) hollywood nitwits that proselytize in the name of those dictators in their playtime, is stunningly refreshing. Good to know that STUPID never gets old and never goes out of fashion. Now, if I could only figure out how to make money on you retarded goons.

  8. Uncle Sam

    Goddam. I mean, I know all the rules for my country and everything, but I just hate it when a citizen goes all free-speechy and points out that a guy who misuses his own charity might run a country that has had rampant corruption from its inception.

  9. Murray

    Jesus Christ, people, lighten the fuck up. You sound like a bunch of Yahoo News commenters. Take your fucking politics somewhere else.

    • Clam Hamlin

      This.

    • Yep

      So, why did YOU bother to comment then? This post was about politics, you DUMB FUCK, so what the fuck else are we supposed to talk about? Sounds like you’re just butthurt that people don’t agree with whatever it is you’re too much of a pussy to post as a comment, so you just have to pull the “tough guy” shit and act like you don’t care.

  10. Alex

    It’s pretty funny when Sean Penn’s dumbass self can figure that out.

  11. Irene Barcelo
    Commented on this photo:

    That is what I am thinking too?

  12. Irene Barcelo
    Commented on this photo:

    Reese?

  13. Karen

    He’s a tool but come on, Wyclef Jean is doing this so that he can use campaign contributions to pay off the back taxes he owes. Mr. Hand will explain it to you during detention.

  14. Pat C

    “I haven’t seen or heard anything of [Wyclef Jean]”
    “someone who I personally saw with vulgar entourage of vehicles”

    Well, Sean, make up your mind. Did you see him or didn’t you?

    • Burt

      Putting words in his mouth, aren’t you?

      He clearly states he hasn’t heard from him in the last 6 months.

  15. I’m not a fan of Penn myself, but think he may have a point: Wycleff, like all politicians, are in it for themselves and he’s using his Yele Haiti and celebrity as a platform for political power. Wyclef is only following the same path many of our politicians have done – for better or worse.

  16. jaime

    he said nothing about the main issue with jean: what the fuck does he know about running a country?

  17. Cock Dr

    Please I know we ladies (& da gays) ask for more male celebrity nudity here but I can do without a shirtless Sean Penn.
    Yes, it looks as if he’s got some impressive guns, but they’re attached to Sean Penn.

    • The Only Hetero Male in this Joint

      Yeah but I bet if he denounced porn you’d be doctoring his cock

      • Cock Dr

        Besides displaying some remarkable stupidity you also seem to be itching for a fight with anyone on this blog.
        Trouble at home?

  18. PuttyWad

    Which part of his head is where the salt water lice live? News at HAITI HAS NO NEWS. SHUT UP.

  19. The Only Hetero Male in this Joint

    What’s Haitian for “Sean Penn is a douche”?

    This ponticating dwarf should keep his yap shut and busy himself with helping to rebuild the Haitian INFRASTRUCTURE.

    Oha baby I’m still holding my sides from that one….THAT is some funny shit. What’s next? The Obama Admin is a job creating MACHINE?!!

    And of course Fish – who could EVER turn away the opp to mention Sean Penn AND FOX news in same post – jesus – who saw that coming?! Not me – I was still blinded by the genius who managed to put Haiti and infrastructure in SAME sentence!

  20. Hard to take Sean Penn seriously when he filled a boat almost to the brim with photogs to document when he went to “help out” after Hurricane Katrina…

  21. lala

    You people are hilarious! I’m betting that some of you are comedians. I have never laughed so hard at comments as I have with these comments. Keep it coming Karen and Drew.!!! LOL!!

  22. Veronica

    This site is called ‘The Superficial’ so……he’s pretty damn buff for his age. He’s looking great. His brother (Chris, not Michael) once looked like that but died at 400 pounds. Stay in shape!

  23. captain america

    wyclef jean gets it: DON’T TALK………..JUST DO IT!!

  24. Trouble

    Sean Penn needs to realise the following:

    1. He is NOT God, no matter how much he thinks he is.

    2. No one gives a rat’s bum about what he thinks anymore.

    Every time the guy opens his mouth to bleat and moan, I just yawn and change the channel/turn the page. He’s totally boring now he’s so self righteous.

    So he lived in Haiti in a tent for a while; that doesn’t give him the right to stick his oar in over who runs the country. The people need help, perhaps he should concentrate on that instead of bleating…..again.

  25. TJ

    Oh God forbid Wylcef may bring corporations that could enhance the manufacturing capability of a country whose citizens make less than $2000 a year. I would like to hear Sean Penn’s economic policy.

  26. Johnny Cage

    Haiti wasn’t a paradise in the first place. They still suffered from the Blacks vs Mulatto racial tensions, poverty, lack of infrastructure, and increasing infertile land. They’ve practically cut down all their trees. I don’t see how US is suppose to capitalize off of something that’s already penniless.

  27. mr noitall

    Pat Robertson says Haiti is cursed because they made a deal with the DEVIL. Maybe Pat should perform an exorcism. I think exorcisms are tax deductible. Win/win,Pat.

  28. Deacon Jones

    “The only good that will come out it is watching FOX News trip over itself to suddenly support a black guy for president solely because Sean Penn doesn’t like him”

    = GOLD

  29. Hilarious

    I think Mr. Penn is being racist about Wyclef’s bling. That’s just what the blacks do, Sean. They buy shiny things to impress other black people.

  30. Moderate Mike

    Well, I’m glad the racism didn’t surface in this thread.

    Typical tea baggers.

    ::And i shaved my balls for this?::

    LULz

  31. docvoltage

    POPEYE ! Sean Penn looks just like Popeye. Has nobody noticed ?

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