Sean Penn has just doubled down on his belief that the COVID-19 vaccine should be mandatory.
During an appearance on CNN to promote his new movie Flag Day, the 61-year-old actor maintained his position that people should be forced to get vaccinated and referred to the 2nd Amendment when referring to the unvaccinated.
“It’s, you know, I have some areas of strong belief in the Second Amendment,” Penn welcoming Michael Smerconish.
“But I think you have to recognize how, you know, with something like that, you can’t point a gun in someone’s face, which is when people aren’t vaccinated. ”
Double up: Sean Penn reaffirmed his belief that COVID-19 vaccine should be mandatory
Penn, who recently refused to return to filming his upcoming Starz Gaslit series until all the cast and crew are vaccinated, explained his call for everyone involved to receive the vaccine.
He told Smerconish that currently, only crew members who personally interact with the cast should have received the vaccine.
Penn said, “I didn’t want to feel like I was part of something that took care of one group and not the other. ”
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“And I think everyone should get the shot,” he continued. “I think it should be mandatory, like turning on your headlights in the car at night. ”
The two-time Oscar winner claimed that unvaccinated people fall into two categories.
Sean said, “There are those who, once the FDA gives full approval, will go ahead.
“And that there are those who have rooted themselves in a kind of radical libertarianism and a political identity that has somehow perversely transformed this issue into something that forgets that in the United States of America, all of our story, everything is based on being independent because we understand interdependence. The whole story of successful things in this country.
Take a Stand: Penn recently refused to return to the set of his upcoming Starz Gaslit series until all cast and crew are vaccinated
CLOSED: Sean explained that he thought vaccines should be mandatory and likened getting the shot to “turning on your headlights at night.” Seen in August 2021
He went on to say, “What if we’re going to continue with some successful things, if we’re going to learn some of the big lessons that have been learned over the last year, some of the – some of the amazing moves, you know, look at George Floyd, everything that’s going on in society.
“If we’re going to take the good parts of that and get things done, we’re going to do it in an interdependent way and I think vaccination is the start of that given that it’s such a threat now to business, the way of it. life, life here and in the world. ‘
As Penn has stated in previous interviews, he believes only those who have been vaccinated should see Flag Day in theaters and acknowledged that his personal opinions on the subject might cause the unvaccinated to avoid the film.
Speaking Up: As Penn has stated in previous interviews, he believes only those who have been vaccinated should see Flag Day in theaters and acknowledged that his personal opinions on the subject might cause the unvaccinated to avoid the film. Photographed in August 2021
Sean told Smerconish, “I’m so grateful that the public – and yes, we will come to this that I only ask for a vaccinated audience – to have the opportunity to see this indoors.
“It’s rare these days to have something that is exclusively theatrical. Eventually it will air, and it’s a better time for the unvaccinated to see it, although I think I’ll probably offend them for that choice.
Penn’s disaster relief organization CORE has partnered with businesses and local governments to expand testing and vaccinations across the United States. He said CORE is now distributing free vaccines in Haiti, which was recently hit by a devastating earthquake.
Take action: Penn’s disaster relief organization CORE has partnered with businesses and local governments to expand testing and vaccinations across the United States and now offers vaccines in Haiti. Seen in 2018