Sean Penn, bless his heart, is putting his money where his mouth is: He’s been in Poland and Ukraine working on a documentary about the plight of refugees, as opposed to singing Imagine or wearing a snazzy blue ribbon.
You know how whenever a shooting incident hits the news, liberals sneer and say “F**k your thoughts and prayers! Go DO something”? I’m waiting for someone on the left to tell celebrities “F**k your blue ribbons and lousy singing! Go DO something!”
So kudos to Penn, to an extent: Like most other folks in Hollywood, he radically overestimates his own importance.
Which is why, when he did an interview and challenged Hollywood to go DO something, he tossed in a threat: Invite Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, via video, to speak at the Oscars, or Penn will smelt his Oscar statuettes.
Not sure why he thinks this is a threat–is Russia going to surrender if Penn melts his Oscars?
If Penn wants to do something dramatic and help, why not melt his Oscars and sell the gold?
Better yet, since there isn’t much gold in an Oscar, maybe Penn would raise a lot more money if he auctioned off his Oscars to the highest bidders and donated the proceeds.
Penn admitted he didn’t know if Zelenskiy would accept an invitation to appear, but if Hollywood didn’t at least try to invite him, it would be “the most obscene moment in all of Hollywood history.”
Anyway, Zelenskiy didn’t get invited. Your move, Sean.