Wright Penn Slams Sean Criticism

ROBIN WRIGHT PENN has launched a scathing attack on the journalists who mocked her husband SEAN PENN's failed mission to rescue survivors of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, Louisiana.

The Oscar-winning actor's well-intentioned attempt to save children from the floods failed miserably when his decrepit boat started leaking dangerously.

The MYSTIC RIVER star, who was desperate to do "whatever I can to help", allegedly forgot to fix a hole in the makeshift rescue vessel, which promptly started sinking as he furiously scooped water out of the boat with a plastic cup.

Penn initially attracted criticism from onlookers when they saw the boat was already crammed with Penn's entourage - including a photographer - before any flood victims climbed onboard.

But Wright Penn is incandescent with rage at the "pathetic" jibes levelled at her husband.

She tells the New York Daily News, "To them, I say 'F**k you! I think it's f**king pathetic to be belittling him. Do we have to go to the bowels of infantile behaviour?

"Here people are dying, and if it wasn't Sean Penn going crazy watching CNN and saying, 'I have to do something' - but instead it was 'Joe Smith from Morgan City' - then those people would be thanking him, not attacking him."


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But he forgot to plug a hole in his boat AND he did not think about leaving his entourage ashore to make room for victims. Please. Mr. Penn has been in the celebrity light since he was a kid. Not only is he out of touch with those he wishes to save, he does not have formal training to save them...if he really cared, he could contract a team of experienced people to carry this out for him with his Hollywood money.
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I can't believe this canard is still circulating after a credible eyewitness refuted it.Here's the correction:The Mystic River star was ridiculed when an Australian journalist reported he had forgotten to fix a hole in his boat, which supposedly started sinking as he scooped water out of it with a plastic cup. But presidential historian and eyewitness Douglas Brinkley insists the claims are completely false, as big-hearted Penn valiantly saved up to 40 survivors. Brinkley, who is chronicling the city's recovery from the disaster, tells the New York Daily News, "There was never a leak. The boat was overloaded with people. It got some water in it, as boats usually do. "I witnessed him rescuing up to 40 people. He was up to his waist in toxic muck. "I'm not going to comment on Sean's trips to Iraq or Iran, but in this case, he was an American hero." Source:http://people.monstersandcritics.com/article_1047095.php/Sean_Penn_praised_for_Katrina_rescue_efforts
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It looks as if Robin has as big an anger management problem as Sean! It's clear to everyone that this was nothing but a publicity stunt--a photo op for Sean to try to look like a hero, and it backfired. The photo of him stomping around with a shotgun in New Orleans was even scarier!
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