Sean Penn Gets Called "Communist Asshole" in Airport Fight with Former Co-Star Over Hugo Chavez

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There's a reason we don't see outspoken actor Sean Penn visiting Miami more often. Probably because the Hollywood star who keeps warm company with the likes of Hugo Chavez and Fidel Castro would be accosted every time he walks down the street. Kind of like he was by former co-star and Cuban-American actress Maria Conchita Alonso at the Los Angeles Airport recently.

Alonso, who was born in Cuba but raised in Venezuela, starred with Penn in the 1988 film Colors. She played a gang member who struck up a relationship with Penn's police officer character. Though, since the '80s she's become an outspoken critic of Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez, while Penn has publicly befriended the dictator. She wrote an open letter to Penn in 2010 criticizing his friendship with Chavez.

Earlier this month she was at LAX picking up her mother from a flight from Miami when she just so happened to spot Penn in the lost baggage area. That's when all hell broke loose.
Reports Page Six:
She told Page Six: "I was very calm. I said, 'I would like to talk to you.' He said, 'I have nothing to say to you . . . You have been saying a lot of things about me in the press.' I said, 'How can you defend Chavez?' "

The argument escalated from there. Alonso relates: "I said, 'You are a communist, Sean Penn.' He said, 'You are a pig!' So I said, 'And you are a communist [bleep]hole! Is it great to live the way you do as a communist?'

"I went back to my mother, and he started yelling at us," Alonso told us. "I yelled back, 'Communist [bleep]hole!' Nearly 60 people were watching, shocked. My mother wanted to clap, but she couldn't because she was in a wheelchair and she had a small dog in her lap."
"I only knew that a hostile woman was nonsensically berating me," Penn told Page Six in response. "I didn't realize it was that actress. I think I worked with her once. But she looks really different. She was uninformed and impolite to all the other passengers."

Oh, taking a dig at a woman's look Penn? Real classy. It's not like you're looking very Spicoli lately either.

Alonso originally told her story to DC radio host Steve Malzberg:



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matt gordon
matt gordon

Sean Penn puts his career (and life at times) on the line by speaking out against human rights' abuses in many countries. Yes, he defended Chavez although his goal was for the U.S. to lift some of the punitive sanctions imposed upon Venezuela because of Chavez's fueding with U.S. officials. Trade sanactions don't just magically punish the person in charge; rather, they effect the citizens much farther down the ladder who seldom have the power or access to speak up without dire consequences. Penn went to Haiti in support of rebels who were standing up to the violent corrupt people in charge of that nation. Penn's visits to Cuba weren't to buddy around with the Castro brothers; rather to advocate for the citizens stuck under their dictatorship. To villainize someone supporting the underdogs in these situations is beyond comprehension in a country (the U.S.  that literally fights around the world to (allegedly) preserve liberty and human rights.

To paint Penn as a communist or anti-American is beyond disingenuous; it is outright propaganda to discredit him. Granted his high profile visits may embarass our leaders who like to punish and scold other countries with harsh sanctions regardless of how many poor people suffer in those countries as a result.

He should be commended for using his notoriety to stand up for those that can't stand up for themselves. The low-information, knee-jerk crowd may not agree, but in reality Penn is  more like a hero than a 'communist a**hole.

Eva
Eva

How easy is to defend Hugo Chavez when you have millions in your accounts..... What an asshole is this stupid Sean Penn!!!

matt gordon
matt gordon

Do you even realize you are calling an a**shole a person, Penn, who is advocating for help for the poor people in these other countries? Penn's purpose is not to be buddies with the leaders of those countries, but to visit and talk to the leaders *on behalf of* the poor citizens who would never get a chance to sit with the leader and chat. Penn is a true hero and you need to get information from somewhere besides Fox Noise.

ChiCubsFan
ChiCubsFan

Chavez is not a dictator, he was elected in elections monitored by the international community.  Venezuela is a socialist democracy, not a dictatorship.  The US supports many distributorships around the world, like Saudi Arabia, for example.  

Asgasgas
Asgasgas

who is wrong here, a person who calls the team that selfishly sank this country (the USA) to historic lows 'the devil' with his dramatic style and has support from the more intelectual of hollywood people, or the very group that sent 4500 american kids to their death and 23000 injured (we will not count the thousands and thousands of civilians we will never know about) and of course cost us all 400 billion dollars.....if we can step back and see what really is true here we can be smarter about all this, dont be a sheep and stand in a red line, or a blue line of people, see the truth and then decide.

Ernest Spoon
Ernest Spoon

Let's see... "Alonso, who was born in Cuba but raised in Venezuela..." Her mom and dad, or perhaps her granddad, were probably Batista supporters and Mafia stooges too boot.  

ahtmly2k
ahtmly2k

bitch just wanted attention.. and the writer's biased.. the what's-her-name-actress got TEN lines to tell her story and Penn only got 3.. bullshit article..

novenator
novenator

Chavez isn't a communist. He does have some socialist economic theories, but remember that Venezuela has a pretty brutal, lawless capitalistic system in place, one that has very thoroughly impoverished most of the nation while enriching a few. It is one of the few places in the world where the gini-coefficient (basically wealth inequity) is WORSE than it is in the US.

N4tvq
N4tvq

Last time I checked everybody is entitled to their own opinion...Penn his..and Alonzo hers.  I don't think anyone likes to be run down in the press or chased down at an airport and made a spectacle of.  I don't think the Miami Cuban community would like to be run down and hounded by a bunch of Castro supporters, but it goes both ways.  I remember when the Latin Grammys got run out of Miami by a bunch of anti-Castro protestors...It didn't solve the problem and Miami was the ultimate loser.  Chavez will be dead soon and Castro will be dead soon, it's time to quit harping on the past and start looking to the future.  All things change with time...sometimes you just need to give it time to change.

Docfdez
Docfdez

HERE WE GO ANOTHER MISS INFORMED SOUL.  ITS INCREDIBLE JUST HOW IGNORANT SOME PEOPLE IN AMERICA CAN BE.  THE MAIN REASON WHY WE RAN THE CUBAN BAND THE BAN BAN OUT OF MIAMI WAS BECAUSE THE MILLIONS THEY RAISED DIDN'T GO INTO THEIR POCKETS AS IT WOULD FOR ANY AMERICAN,  EUROPEAN OR FREE WORLD COUNTRY PERFORMER.  NO MY FRIEND ALL THE MONEY THEY GENERATED FROM THEIR CONCERTS WENT INTO FIDEL'S COMMUNISTIC REGIME. SO WHAT THE HELL LETS JUST LET A PUNCH OF PERFORMS CONTINUE TO PROVIDE THE FUNDS SO THAT SOB CASTRO COULD CONTINUE TO TORTURE AND HOLD OUR FAMILIES HOSTAGE.  WHAT IF IT WAS YOUR FAMILY STILL HELD HOSTAGE IN CUBA?  WOULD YOU WANT SOMEONE FUNDING THOSE WHO ABUSE YOUR FAMILY?  I DON'T THINK SO.....  ONLY THOSE OF US WHO HAVE HAD TO FLEE FROM A COMMUNIST REGIME KNOW WHAT ITS LIKE.  THE GENERAL AMERICA PUBLIC ARE SO BLIND TO THE FACTS OF THE WORLD.  WE ARE SHIED FROM THE TRUTH BY OUR OWN GOVERNMENT, MEDIA AND THE LIKES.  N4tvq YOU TO WILL LEARN THE COST OF FREEDOM SOMEDAY, LETS JUST HOPE YOU HAVE THE GUTS YOU'LL NEED TO SURVIVE......

glass slipper
glass slipper

Flee?

  Like rats from a sinking ship?

 Miami Cubanos are just a big bunch of crybaby pussies.

 Hopefully your next generation wises up.

Docfdez
Docfdez

Its such a shame that so many Americans can't understand the passion of people like Ms Alonso.  Only those who have lived in such an archaic system as that of Communism understand and feel the pain that we Cuban Americans feel.  I wounder how Mr. Penn would feel if his family were sequestered, tortured, and violated of all there Civil Rights.  This is what we have suffered and it hurts to see our actors who are people we have grown to respect not think before they act.  If indeed Mr. Penn is a Communist as it is his right to be then he can not complain when he gets back-lashed by someone who knows first hand the suffering of so many.  Let Mr. Penn be glad he wasn't in Miami, for he might not have had it so easy.  Ms Alonso in my book you kick ass and Penn is an Asshole!

matt gordon
matt gordon

Penn goes to those countries advocating for people much like Ms. Alonso who couldn't stand up for themselves. If breaking bread with Chavez leads to better understanding and treatment for Venezualans who suffer because of U.S.-supported sanctions, then Alonso should be grateful, not hateful. Perhaps she is not aware of the full situation.

fuckyou
fuckyou

Cuban americans are, for the most part NOT in agreement. Only immigrant fucking cubans who had NO CLUE of what was going on on a larger scale. all they saw was people dying in their third world country. What else is new?!

You know what cubans want? a fascist in power because they dont know better! "Doy let's vote republican because doy doy opposite of communism"

Docfdez
Docfdez

IT SEEMS YOUR MORE OF AN ASSHOLE THAN PENN AND MORE OF AN IDIOT THAN ALONSO.  YOU DON'T SQUAT ABOUT CUBAN AMERICANS AND MUCH LESS ABOUT HISTORY OR THE IMPLICATIONS THE COMMIES HAVE HAD.  BUT DON'T WORRY, THE WAY AMERICA IS GOING WE'LL ALL SOON BE LIVING IN A TOTALITARIAN COUNTRY WHERE ASSHOLES LIKE YOU WILL LEARN THE REAL PRICE OF LIBERTY.  

glass slipper
glass slipper

And so will you.

 Are you Cuban or American or just too stupid and chickenshit to make up your mind?

HeDidntAskToSpeakToHer
HeDidntAskToSpeakToHer

Penn didn't torture her or 'her people' so her yelling at him makes her an idiot.  Someone disagrees with you should they start yelling at you in an airport?

TSA should have tasered her.

Fred
Fred

Penn hasn't had time to live in Cuba or Venezuela because he has been spending time in Haiti. He has been working like a dog helping those poor people since the earthquake. And guess who was out in a rowboat helping to scoop survivors of Hurricane Katrina off their roofs while Bush and Co. were trying to figure out which state to send the ice to next? Oh, that would be Sean Penn. I don't care what political affiliation this man belongs to, he is a true hero in my book.

Sir Sausage
Sir Sausage

Penn should spend some time living in Cuba or Venezuela.  Not with his friends in power, but with the common folk.  He can take Danny Glover with him too.

fred
fred

Penn's been busy living in a tent trying to help the people in Haiti. What a fucking socialist!

Sir Sausage
Sir Sausage

So?  Hitler was an animal rights activist and went so far as to ban the practice of boiling shellfish alive.  Guess what?  He was still an asshole.

glass slipper
glass slipper

Hitler was on the right track, too bad he didn't get a hold of your grandparents.

fuckyou
fuckyou

And Penn can still be a great guy even though he is simply friends with somebody.

Who
Who

FUCK CUBANS AND VENEZUELANS.... mb but they are all retarded. Bitch if you want to defend your country do so in it, not as an exile. Penn is a boss and i already forgot the hoes name.

Berny Marcus
Berny Marcus

 And your a fucker, American Pig.

fuckyou
fuckyou

FINALLY, a fucking cuban shit said it! None of you fuckers think of yourselves as americans, so why be here?! Get the fuck out! No one cares about your buck-toothed mother in cuba! let her die!

Ernesto
Ernesto

Gay gay gay gay!! ...... so is Penn......Craker!

glass slipper
glass slipper

I will report you to the proper authorities if you insist on finger fucking the chihuahua.

so
so

All you how to say is gay! Go suck a fat cock, you prejudiced third world country reject!

Roger
Roger

What a washed up lunatic.  There are many constructive ways you can criticize Chavez but that's not one of them.  Also, calling someone a "communist asshole" just makes YOU look like an asshole.

Tinkerbeba15
Tinkerbeba15

Im glad she told him something. He is a communist Asshole. Power to the Cubans and Venezuelans!!

claudia
claudia

Her calling him a communist asshole doesn't really help her arguement, I actaully feel bad for him he had to be harrassed.

miamiarh
miamiarh

claudia, go back to Peru you commie B*TCH!

glass slipper
glass slipper

The great people of Peru have more balls then you chickenshit rafters who flee at the first sign of trouble.

How is that brothers to the rescue thing working out?

brothers to the rescue, THEY COULDN'T EVEN RESCUE THEMSELVES NEVERMIND SOMEONE ELSE.....hahahahaha...ROFLMFFAOAU!

fuckyou
fuckyou

Go back to cuba, you countryside moron!

glass slipper
glass slipper

Ran out of material already my little mariposa?

 That is what happens when you brush your couple of teefuses with a feces encrusted teefbrush. 

miamiarh
miamiarh

lol lol....LOSER.....I laugh at intellectual midgets as yourself, LOL LOL LOL

glass slipper
glass slipper

Actually I was butt fucking your mommy  while Alonso was licking up the santorum that was leaking out of her big fat ass, then she took me to her 8th st. hovel and washed my balls with a Natty Ice and your toothbrush.

miamiarh
miamiarh

wow, it definitely sounds that a CUBAN banged your momma! LMFAO.....Now be a good ol'redneck and hitch up your double-wide, pack your dog, and take I-95 North.... I hear that Tennessee will take you, LMFAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

glass slipper
glass slipper

You don't own shit.

 You are nothing but a bunch of welfare queens who would have been run out of this country if it was up to the American people but somehow you were able to pay off the right cocksuckers in Congress to afford you your little haven which you are stuck in because because you are too fucking stupid to venture any farther.

 

miamiarh
miamiarh

ahhhhh, are you upset yeguita? you are just a bitter redneck because we own this town B*ATCH! lol lol lol

glass slipper
glass slipper

Fuck you, you and your fascist chickenass family  had no participation in building this country.

 All you do is cry like little babies about Senor Fidel Castro and dream up ways to rip off the country that granted you safe harbor when you didn't have the balls to fight for what was yours.

 Miami Mariposas is what you and your ilk are and your time is swiftly running out.

miamiarh
miamiarh

This is my country BOY! If you don't like it here hitch up your double-wide and take I-95 North, YEGUA!

Jorge Padron
Jorge Padron

really?? you communist asshole

Who
Who

im a communist asshole you bottom tier fagget.

Ernesto
Ernesto

and your a 3 tier FAG! 

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