Actor/activist/dictator lover Sean Penn told Variety magazine that last year’s shocking Oscars incident, in which actor Will Smith went onstage to slap comedian/host Chris Rock, never would have happened if Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky had been present.
“This fucking bullshit wouldn’t have happened with Zelensky. Will Smith would never have left that chair to be part of stupid violence. It never would have happened,” Penn declared, arguing that had the Academy of Motion Pictures decided to allow Zelensky to speak at the Oscars in 2022, Smith would have never rushed the stage to attack Rock.
“The Oscars producer thought, ‘Oh, he’s not light-hearted enough.’ Well, guess what you got instead? Will Smith!” Penn exclaimed.
The actor went on to say, “I don’t know Will Smith. I met him once. He seemed very nice when I met him. He was so fucking good in ‘King Richard.’ So why the fuck did you just spit on yourself and everybody else with this stupid fucking thing? Why did I go to fucking jail for what you just did? And you’re still sitting there?” the Mystic River star added.
Penn was referring to his own stints in jail as a result of attacking the paparazzi.
“Why are you guys standing and applauding his worst moment as a person?” Penn continued in his interview, referring to the fact that many celebrities in the venue applauded Smith for winning “Best Actor” for his King Richard appearance — after he attacked Rock.