A clearly angry Sean Penn has strong words for the critics of his Haiti mission who thinks he is showing off by saying he hopes they die “screaming of rectal cancer.” In an interview to air on CBS’ “Sunday Morning” this weekend, Penn told journalist Lara Logan that he has been so busy in Haiti he hasn’t had much time for his critics, but he did offer up a few choice words.
“Do I hope that those people die screaming of rectal cancer? Yeah. You know, but I’m not going to spend a lot of energy on it.”
Penn can’t believe his actions have upset so many people – and he’s disturbed that his critics can’t just see the good in what he’s trying to do in Haiti, where he was accompanied by doctors and a U.S. businesswoman with whom he helped establish a private relief organization. He also has brought water filters for distribution to villages and met with aid groups. Penn was in Haiti for a second time, having visited the quake-torn country in January with a suitcase of cash in tow. The actor helped aid workers purchase new X-ray machines and ventilators.
What a complete waste of a great effort. Just because he was willing to be interviewed says so much about his purpose in going to Haiti. When someone is sincere in charity efforts they stay away from the cameras. No matter what he’s done he flushed any goodwill with normal people by this statement. Good work, Sean, now you got the attention you went down there for.