There’s a photo of Sean Penn which, if it’s real, really shows him as a nitwit. It shows him holding a sign showing Hugo Chavez, among others; the sign reads,
THEY ARE PLANTED
Homage to the Big Motherland [i.e., South America]
with the presence of Venezuela’s President
May 8 UNITED Stadium
— Letvia (@letvia) March 15, 2014
The sign appears to have been poorly cropped, leaving out the name of the stadium where the event will take place.
However, Doug Ross’ commenter tells us there’s another photo of Sean Penn, identical in everything except the sign:
which in turn seems to have been altered from this,
Real Men Don’t Buy Girls is a campaign against sex slavery.
So, to answer the first part of the post title question, “Sean Penn: Photoshop, or nitwit?”, the photo of Penn holding the pro-Maduro sign appears to have been photoshopped and someone inserted the sign.
In a meeting with local artists in a plaza in the center of Caracas, transmitted by state radio and television, Maduro revealed that last night, in a meeting with Penn, he expressed a similar sentiment and asked the actor to spread the word in the United States. Maduro insisted that if “they had defeated the Bolivarian Revolution in 2002, Petroccaribe would never have come into existence, which is the economic and social guarantee for eighteen countries.”
While the international Left turns a blind eye to Venezuela’s human rights abuses, Sean Penn has not come out yet to speak in Maduro’s behalf. He does, however, have a long record of cozying up to Communists:
- Attending Hugo Chavez’s funeral
- bragging about introducing his children to Fidel Castro(or what’s left of Castro),
- taking the losing sideon an argument,
- and asking that journalists be jailed if they disagree with Chavez.
So, to answer in full the question, “Sean Penn: Photoshop, or nitwit?”, the reply is a resounding YES on both counts:
Sean Penn: Photoshop AND nitwit!