Everybody in this country (yes, except the indigenous North American Indians) came from somewhere else, even the old established families who have been here since the Mayflower days, the DAR stalwarts who consider themselves ‘Murrican were refugees back in their time.
America is one big giant boisterous blend of the entire world, and carrying that reputation of being open to the world of immigrants who seek a better life, you would think our skin is a little bit thicker, our sense of humor more understanding.
Sean Penn is nothing but a well reviewed acclaimed actor who has a reputation for culling B.S. and rolling up his sleeves. His unwavering support of Haiti and helping to rebuild New Orleans was extensive in its scope. Penn has finally spoke openly about the green card joke he made at the 87th annual Academy Awards while on a promotional tour for his new film “The Gunman.”
Penn doled out the Best Picture Award at the ceremony, saying, “Who gave this son of a bitch his green card?” before announcing the winner as “Birdman.” “Birdman’s” director Alejandro Iñárritu, a friend and colleague of Penn’s (they worked together in “21 grams”) for anyone who pays attention to the industry, was born in Mexico and found the remark from his friend hilarious.
Of the comment, Iñárritu said, “I found it hilarious. Sean and I have that kind of brutal (relationship) where only true friendship can survive.”
With the idiots out there who were offended, Penn had no remorse, “I’m always surprised by flagrant stupidity. I keep having more hope.”
“I have absolutely no apologies,” Penn flatly stated.
“In fact, I have a big (expletive) you for every…anybody who is so stupid not to have gotten the irony when you’ve got a country that is so xenophobic,” he said. “If they had their way, you wouldn’t have great filmmakers like Alejandro working in this country. Thank God we do.”