Sean Penn: The Objective of #MeToo Movement is to Divide Men and Women
Sean Penn, the two-time Oscar winner is taking a new role in a new Hulu series called ‘The First. He gave an interview with The Today’s Show, where he discussed also about #MeToo movement.
Below is the transcript of what Sean Penn said during the interview about #MeToo movement:
Question : and a lot of really strong women I think three of the five astronauts who decide to go to Mars are women and also you the president in 2030 is a woman, do you think the #metoo movement has sort of informed especially when you look at this show when your character is the one who’s the visionary?
Sean Penn : I like to think that none of it was influenced by what they called the movement of #metoo – I think it’s influenced by the things that are developing in terms of the empowerment of women acknowledging each other and being acknowledged by men. This is a movement that was you know largely shouldered by a kind of receptacle of the salacious…
Question : What do you mean by receptacle of the salacious?
Sean Penn : Well we don’t know what’s the fact. In many of the cases, salacious is as soon as you call something
of movement and that is really a series of many individual accusers, victims, accusations many some of which are unfounded. The spirit of much of what has been the #metoo movement is to divide men and women
Question : the women would say it’s United women
Sean Penn : I’m gonna say that women that I talked to, not in front of a camera, that I listen to, of all walks of life that there is a common sense that is not represented at all in the discussion when it comes to the media discussion of it. The discussion where if Sean Penn says this, so-and-so is going to attack him for saying this because of that. I don’t want it to be a trend and I’m very suspicious of a movement that gets glommed onto in great stridency and rage and without nuance and even when people try to discuss it in a nuanced way, the nuance itself is attacked.
Question : do you think it’s the #MeToo movement has gotten too big that it’s gotten to be in some ways there are too many shades of grey
Sean Penn : I think it’s too black and white in most things that are very important. It’s really good to just slow down.
Here is the clip: