'0 logic. 100 emotion': Sean Penn trolled after vowing to ‘smelt’ his Oscar if Zelensky snubbed

This comes days after the award show’s host Amy Schumer had pitched the idea of Zelensky’s involvement in the Academy Awards


                            '0 logic. 100 emotion': Sean Penn trolled after vowing to ‘smelt’ his Oscar if Zelensky snubbed
Sean Penn and Volodymyr Zelensky (Photos by Andreas Rentz/ Stefanie Loos-Pool/Getty Images)
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A day after it was rumored that Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky might appear at the 94th Academy Awards, Sean Penn kickstarted a new debate after he announced in an interview that he will “smelt” his Oscar award if the Ukrainian leader is not invited to the coveted award ceremony. Sean, who has been at the forefront ever since the “special military operation”, won the Academy Award for Best Actor for 2008’s ‘Milk’.
 
In an interview with CNN, the 61-year-old actor decided to come out clear on his views on Volodymyr Zelensky attending the Oscars. This comes days after the award show’s host Amy Schumer had pitched the idea of Zelensky’s involvement in the Academy Awards. Sean while speaking to Jim Acosta of CNN said that if the Academy has elected not to include the Ukrainian leader, “that decision will have been the most obscene moment in all of Hollywood history.”  Sean then quickly got trolled for his remarks on social media.
 
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Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky presents his national statement during day two of COP26 at SECC on November 1, 2021 in Glasgow, United Kingdom. 2021 sees the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference. The conference will run from 31 October for two weeks, finishing on 12 November. It was meant to take place in 2020 but was delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. (Photo by Andy Buchanan - Pool/Getty Images)

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I will smelt mine in public: Sean Penn

While extending his support to Amy Schumer’s idea, Sean Penn in an interview with CNN said, “There is nothing greater that the Academy Awards could do than to give him that opportunity to talk to all of us” adding, “By the way, this is a man who understands movies and had his own very long and successful career in that.” He continued, “If the Academy has elected not to do it, if presenters have elected not to pursue the leadership in Ukraine who are taking bullets and bombs for us, along with the Ukrainian children that they are trying to protect, then I think every single one of those people and every bit of that decision will have been the most obscene moment in all of Hollywood history.”
 
The ‘Mystic River’ actor further said, “If it turns out to be what is happening, I would encourage everyone involved, though it may be their moment, and I understand that, to celebrate their films, it is so much more importantly their moment to shine, and to protest and to boycott that Academy Awards. I myself, if it comes back to it, when I return, I will smelt mine in public.” Penn added, “I pray that’s not what happened. I pray there have not been arrogant people who consider themselves representatives of the greater good who have decided not to check in with leadership in Ukraine. So I’m going to hope that’s not what happened, and I hope everyone walks out if it is,” Oscars are all set to air on ABC on March 27 straight from Dolby Theatre in LA.

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Sean Penn attends the "Flag Day" screening during the 74th annual Cannes Film Festival on July 10, 2021 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images for Kering)

 

 


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‘Sean Penn, stop being the most annoying person’

Trolling the actor on his latest remarks, one user stated, “Sean Penn will smelt his Oscar if Zelensky isn't invited to make a speech? And he will boycott the Oscars? This is why creatives (musicians, actors, writers etc.) shouldn't speak in public. 0 logic. 100 emotion.” Another chimed in, “Literally no one except Sean Penn is thinking about or cares about the Oscar's rn.” And, one stated, “Sean Penn, stop being the most annoying person who thinks their name means something Blue collar America thinks you are person eho knew average American's thinking. You are the problem with not understanding how average Americans live! We live pay check to pay check !”
 
The next one posted, “Also what will Sean Penn do with the smelted remains of his Oscar?”  Meanwhile, one tweeted, “Sean Penn says Zelensky not speaking at the Oscars would be the most obscene thing in Hollywood history. Wait until he finds out what Harvey Weinstein was doing for decades.” One user concluded, “Sean Penn & a great many deluded others have an air-headed, totally lacking understanding of the issues behind the Ukraine situation. Yet they are unwittingly attempting to prolong a lost war & if successful in their actions will cost lives that could otherwise have been saved.”
 

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