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Sean Penn roasted after he dubs the #MeToo movement ‘a toddler’s crusade’

Sean Penn has angered the #MeToo movement after he wrote a poem criticizing the  campaign as ‘a toddler’s crusade’.

The poem appears as the six-page epilogue of the actor’s new book ‘Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff’.

Among the lines of the poem, Penn, 57, names former news anchor Charlie Rose and comedian Louis CK as men negatively affected by the sexual misconduct allegations brought against them and appears to defend them.

He writes: ‘Once crucial conversations/Kept us on our toes;/Was it really in our interest/To trample Charlie Rose?’ and ‘Where did all the laughs go?/Are you out there Louis CK?’ 

Sean Penn (pictured, January 2018) has angered the #MeToo movement after he wrote a poem criticizing the campaign as ‘a toddler’s crusade’. The poem appears as the six-page epilogue of the actor’s new book ‘Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff’

Among the lines of the poem, Penn, 57, names former news anchor Charlie Rose (pictured, November 2017) and comedian Louis CK as men negatively affected by the sexual misconduct allegations brought against them and appears to defend them

Rose has denied the accusations against him but Louis CK (pictured, September 2017) has admitted 'these stories are true'

Among the lines of the poem, Penn, 57, names former news anchor Charlie Rose (left) and comedian Louis  CK (right) as men negatively affected by the sexual misconduct allegations brought against them and appears to defend them. Rose has denied the accusations against him but Louis CK has admitted ‘these stories are true’

Penn appears to ponder if the movement is worth it and refers to it as 'infantilizing' and 'a toddler's crusade'

Penn appears to ponder if the movement is worth it and refers to it as ‘infantilizing’ and ‘a toddler’s crusade’

Rose was accused of sexual harassment by eight women, which he denies. Meanwhile Louis CK, when accused of sexual misconduct by five women, replied: ‘These stories are true.’ 

However, Penn appears to ponder if the movement is worth it and refers to it as ‘infantilizing’ and ‘a toddler’s crusade’.

Penn writes: ‘And what’s with this ‘Me Too’?/This infantilizing term of the day/Is this a toddler’s crusade?/Reducing rape, slut-shaming, and suffrage to reckless child’s play?’

Many on Twitter have been left horrified by the actor’s words and have considered them to be demeaning to victims of sexual harassment and assault.

‘Is that Sean Penn’s thinh? I think the translation is “how do I make Me Too about meeeeeeeeee?”‘ tweeted one user. 

‘I do not agree with what you have to say, but I’ll defend to the death your right to say it. Except for Sean Penn’s poetry. I’m not dying for that s**t,’ wrote one user. 

Even Cher got in on the action and posted a picture of an empty room, adding the text: ‘Room full of people who asked for a poem by alleged domestic abuser Sean Penn about #MeToo.’ 

Twitter users expressed their horror at   the actor's words and have considered them to be demeaning to victims of sexual harassment and assault

Twitter users expressed their horror at  the actor’s words and have considered them to be demeaning to victims of sexual harassment and assault

The book has shot to the top of the ‘absurdist fiction’ list on Amazon but has been met with scathing reviews.

The book has shot to the top of the 'absurdist fiction' list on Amazon but has been met with scathing reviews

The book has shot to the top of the ‘absurdist fiction’ list on Amazon but has been met with scathing reviews

The Washington Post recommended to Penn that he ‘never quit his day job’ while The New York Times said the book ‘induces something like Stockholm syndrome – you admire the novel just because you’re surviving it’. 

Penn has an alleged extremely violent past tracing back to the 1980s when he was married to now-ex-wife Madonna.

In June 1987, he reportedly caused the singer to be hospitalized after he hit her across the head with a baseball bat.

In December 1989, Penn allegedly tied Madonna to a chair in the living room and proceeded to beat her over the course of nine hours, and untied her after she agreed to perform a degrading sex act on him.

Despite the reports, Madonna denied that Penn had ever physically assaulted her in an affidavit written for the actor’s defamation lawsuit. 

She called the allegations ‘completely outrageous, malicious, reckless, and false’.

Penn was also charged with battery and vandalism after an incident was caught on tape of him kicking a paparazzo in 2010 and breaking his camera.



Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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