Bill O’Reilly Boycotting Sean Penn Films
Posted on Mar 30, 2009
How will Sean Penn sleep at night knowing that Fox News’ own talking points champion, Bill O’Reilly, has declared that he will never see another one of Penn’s movies? O’Reilly apparently finds Penn’s politics so repugnant that he won’t watch the actor in any future roles—not even as Larry Fine in the Farrelly brothers’ upcoming “Three Stooges” remake.
Reuters via Google News:
THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER: WHO ARE THESE DRIVE-BY PEOPLE YOU SPEAK OF?
O’Reilly: I take it case by case. We took on George Clooney over the 9/11 charities, and we were absolutely right, but Clooney does a good job with Darfur. We took on Bruce Springsteen for things he has done at concerts because we want to know what his frame of reference is. These are powerful people, and we’re not going to give them a free ride. If there was somebody screaming right-wing stuff, we’d do the same thing. But there is no one like that because if they do that in Hollywood, they’re not going to work, which is an interesting story in and of itself.
THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER: ARE THERE ACTORS WHOSE POLITICAL OPINIONS DISTURB YOU SO MUCH YOU WON’T SEE THEIR MOVIES?
O’Reilly: Just Sean Penn.