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Sean Penn Says Social Media Is Fueled By Idiocracy

Sean Penn Says Social Media Is Fueled By Idiocracy

Sean Penn heads into celeb hotspot Craig’s for dinner on Tuesday evening (March 31) in West Hollywood, Calif.

While the 54-year-old actor has social media accounts for his JP/HRO charity, don’t expect him to personally make accounts for himself anytime soon.

“I’m not interested in social media at this stage because I just feel it’s fueled by the idiocracy in this country,” Sean said in a recent interview with USA Today.

Sean also chatted about not being a fan of doing red carpets.

“Red carpets are uncomfortable,” he said. “Being photographed is uncomfortable. It’s got nothing to do with being an actor, it’s just got to do with being me… You gotta suit up and take a deep breath and look for your real smile. You might even be happy that day but it’s hard to smile because you can feel the muscles in your face. I’m self-conscious under those circumstances.”

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  • sydney jane

    Politically, I don’t agree much with Penn, but I do agree with his statement about how social media is fueled by idiocy. Every day, you hear about how Twitter is “outraged” about something (as if Twitter is now a person!), and usually it’s something pretty ridiculous. It’s gotten to the point now where the mainstream media look to Twitter to see what a handful of people are “outraged” about, and then try to turn it into a major news event.

  • Scarlett

    Well I for one would be quite happy is he never did another interview or red carpet ever again.

  • mmlm

    Sean is the Director of the next movie plot. Will be released later this year, you’re stupid.

  • sid

    I love Sean Penn.

  • Scarlett

    If you’re going to go around calling people stupid, at least get the rest of your sentence to make sense. I’m fully aware he’s directing The Last Face, what you mean by ‘the Director if the next movie plot.’ is beyond me.

  • Shayk It Up

    he is right

  • VanityInsecurity

    Sean was never comfortable in front of a camera.. He loves acting but not everything else it comes with.

  • Jim

    Idiocracy??? there’s nobody more ridiculous than this little guy. He thinks he’s all that. This Italian Marconi Macaroni thins very highly of himself. But inside he is a very insecure little man who is wiling to steal the spotlight of a friend and throw him into ridicule: The Green Card comment he made to present the Oscar to Alejandro Irritu is unforgivable. What’s worse is that he is not willing to apologize to him. I honestly hate this Italian guy. He has probably as much latin blood as Alejandro, yet he things he is superior.

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  • suzybel

    Oh Sean, you are so deep.

  • Mr.Sardonicus

    Thank you for proving his point. Your comment was idiotic.

  • BB53

    Eat shit, asswipe.

  • BB53

    Eat shit, asswipe.

  • BB53

    He’s an idiocrat, and proud of it!