Sean Penn's son hurls racist, homophobic slurs

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  1. the G-man

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  2. sidious618

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    It's not fair to blame Sean Penn. Kids can be remarkably different from their parents. Just look at the two Hitchens'; it seems almost impossible that they came from the same parents.
     
  3. The Mirrorball Man

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    It's pointless but I can't prevent myself from saying it:

    words are not bombs.
     
  4. auntiehill

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    Gee. A movie star's kid is a jerk. Shocking.

    Um....who cares?
     
  5. M'Sharak

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    Or even those those who are merely
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    (Hell, we're just not that choosy)
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    That's who.
     
  6. C.E. Evans

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    Vulgar words are considered bombs when surprisingly used in otherwise polite conversation.
     
  7. The Mirrorball Man

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    I'm aware of the way the word is used, but in my opinion it betrays a perspective on language which I find highly problematic.
     
  8. Takeru

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    I don't really care, in another context I'd be upset but paparazzi are scum, no one deserves to be treated like celebrities are treated by paparrazi, followed around wherever you go with them just waiting for you to slip up or step into poop so that they can sell their disgusting "work" for lots of dollars.

    Even if you argue that celebrities made a choice and have to live with paparazzi (something I don't agree with!), Sean Penn's son did not choose his parents but apparently he has to live with it anyway.

    Paparazzi are like the asshats in school who won't stop poking others and just wait for them to explode so that they can claim "I did nothing, I just poked him a little bit and he punched me in the face", no one can or should be blamed for flipping out sooner or later, it's inevitable in some situations.

    What makes this worse is that this is probably the best day of the month for this paparazzo, he's not a victim, he got exactly what he wanted, footage that's worth something. Celebrity and son walking from a to b is nothing, son of celebrity hurling slurs is news and the video suddenly in demand.

    His choice of words was obviously not the best but he's a teenager in a very difficult situation. I don't want to know what I would have said at his age if people had shoved camera's into my face constantly. I think it's unfair to label him a short tempered, entitled asshole based on a little bit of footage filmed under circumstances no one of us has ever been in.
     
  9. Captaindemotion

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    This.
     
  10. the G-man

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    Apparently not in this case, however.
     
  11. J.T.B.

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    They may be scum, but they aren't the cause. If people didn't want their scummy product they wouldn't have a job. For some reason, a lot of people like that kind of thing.

    Maybe Sean Penn is an absolutely horrible person, who cares? It has no bearing on my life nor the lives of almost everyone else in the world.
     
  12. The Mirrorball Man

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    Why are you saying that? Is it because of what he did 25 years ago?
     
  13. Captaindemotion

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    ^I wonder if it has anything to do with his political views.
     
  14. Marc

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    think that's the real reason behind this thread.
     
  15. sidious618

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    The work Sean Penn has done for Haiti makes up for dickish actions in the past, I think. He was still doing work down there long after we all forgot about it.

    Edit: Mind you, I'm not forgiving his violent past but it seems that he's cleaned himself up and has been doing a lot of charitable work over the past decade.
     
  16. Galileo7

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    Agree.:shrug:
     
  17. Kai "the spy"

    Kai "the spy" Commodore Commodore

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    So, Sean Penn has a son?!
     
  18. the G-man

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    Listen, Zippy, given the number of liberal celebrities, if that were my motivation I'd be starting approximately twenty threads about actors a day. :lol:
     
  19. Lt. Cheka Wey

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    Is Penn a movie star?
     
  20. FFunctionalData

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    That kid threw out gay and racial slurs.

    That kind of goes against the actions that his father has portrayed in the media. Very interesting makes me wonder what goes on in there home.
     

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