Deadline reports that actor/activist/dictator lover Sean Penn refuses to return to the set of his upcoming Starz anthology series Gaslit until everyone in the production has received the COVID-19 vaccine.
Penn insists on the mandatory vaccination of all production personnel, including actors and crew members, and has offered to facilitate the vaccination effort free of charge through his organization CORE.
NBCUniversal, which is producing Gaslit, has reportedly mandated vaccinations in “Zone A,” the areas of a set where the cast and crew come in close proximity. The memo reportedly tells production personnel to present evidence of vaccination at their next work shift. Penn’s demands would be even more draconian, requiring vaccinations for all personnel, even those who aren’t in “Zone A” areas.
Penn recently returned from the Cannes Film Festival in France, where he claimed ludicrously that the Trump administration’s COVID response was no better than “gunning down” vulnerable communities “from a turret at the White House.”