Guillen defends criticism of Sean Penn

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Guillen defends criticism of Sean Penn

Post by Red » Mon Jun 13, 2011 5:47 pm

http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/Chic ... enn-061311

White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen took to Twitter Monday to defend his slamming of actor Sean Penn -- an advocate of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.

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Guillen, a Venezuela native, criticized Penn for his Huffington Post column last week in which the actor said the socialist leader was not a dictator.

The Oscar winner added that the US Government was lying about Chavez and said calling him a dictator is "defamation, not only to President Chavez, but also to the majority of Venezuelan people, poor people who have elected him president time and time again."

The outspoken Guillen, who has landed in hot water over previous Twitter postings, fired up and called Penn a clown.

"Sean penn if you love venezuela please move to venezuela for a year," Guillen tweeted about Penn's views, adding "But rent a house in guarenas or guatire to see how long you last clown," referencing two cities located outside the country's capital of Caracas.

Ater garnering attention for his blatant comments over the weekend, Guillen invited "the stupid ones who don't want to see my Twitter" to stop following his account, in his Monday posting written in Spanish.

Though Penn has a Twitter account, he has yet to engage Guillen over his challenge to move to the South American nation.

In April, the 47-year-old was suspended for two games and fined an undisclosed amount when he tweeted in protest to a call made during a baseball game, violating Major League Baseball's social media policy about using electronic equipment during a game.

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Post by SOCTE » Mon Jun 13, 2011 9:10 pm

I heard it was a toss-up between Buenos Aires or Caracas.

Mexico City was extremely harsh . . .


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Post by Wiley » Mon Jun 13, 2011 10:34 pm

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Post by Omar Bongo » Tue Jun 14, 2011 12:05 am

I'm no fan of Chavez, but Ozzie Guillen is hardly anyone's paradigm of sensibility and reason either :shrug:

FWIW, what Penn said about Chavez being elected was true
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Post by Red » Tue Jun 14, 2011 5:56 am

Omar Bongo wrote:I'm no fan of Chavez, but Ozzie Guillen is hardly anyone's paradigm of sensibility and reason either :shrug:

FWIW, what Penn said about Chavez being elected was true
With the help of backroom deals, so was Hitler. Ozzie has every right to criticize penn. He is from Venezuela. penn is a pampered court jester from hollywood.

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Post by John Q. Public » Tue Jun 14, 2011 7:00 am

Red wrote: With the help of backroom deals, so was Hitler. Ozzie has every right to criticize penn. He is from Venezuela. penn is a pampered court jester from hollywood.
Actually, he got elected by catering to the poor, which is the overwhelming majority of the country. Backroom deals wouldn't have gotten him elected to be street sweeper, since he was the last person the previous government wanted to see in office.
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Post by Red » Tue Jun 14, 2011 7:14 am

John Q. Public wrote: Actually, he got elected by catering to the poor, which is the overwhelming majority of the country. Backroom deals wouldn't have gotten him elected to be street sweeper, since he was the last person the previous government wanted to see in office.
Sounds familiar. penn should move over there or shut his pie hole. I would think Ozzie knows a lot more about his own homeland than big mouth. I am also glad there are people like me who don;t idolize these hollwood clowns and will call it like it is. My hats off to Ozzie. BTW, that is why I grew a tremendous amount of respect for Trump!

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Post by John Q. Public » Tue Jun 14, 2011 7:41 am

Red wrote: Sounds familiar. penn should move over there or shut his pie hole. I would think Ozzie knows a lot more about his own homeland than big mouth. I am also glad there are people like me who don;t idolize these hollwood clowns and will call it like it is. My hats off to Ozzie. BTW, that is why I grew a tremendous amount of respect for Trump!
There are a whole lot of people who "don;t idolize these hollwood clowns" or care about their politics. Same with baseball players and reality show hosts.
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