Sean Penn is a Racist

Tim Ross
April 1, 2013 Posted by Tim Ross

I am a father to a son who is not yet four months old.  I am constantly wondering what he will be like in the future.  Will he be a “chip off the ol’ block” or will he be a rebel and blaze his own path?  I did rather well for myself — going from a homeless twelve year old boy who did not attend the seventh grade to graduating from a major university with two degrees paid for by a full ride scholarship to celebrating seven successful years as an entrepreneur and business owner by forty –  so, I wouldn’t mind if he followed in my footsteps (except for the being homeless and not going to the seventh grade part).

I often wonder how I will impart those qualities that made me successful in my life.  I worry that I might miss some of those “impact moments” as he grows because I want to steer him in the direction of doing the right thing in life… doing what is ethical… what is moral.  If I am there to help him through some of these moments, I know his character will properly develop and he will possess principals and be a good contributing member to society.

Then, there are those dads who catch their sons right in the middle of one of those “impact moments” and either lacks the cojones to do something about it, or they don’t possess the strong moral character to steer their sons in the right direction.  Very recently, we observed Sean Penn on video witness his unprovoked son, Hopper, physically attack a TMZ cameraman and follow up with what I call “abusive epithets or “insensitive remarks” that my friends on the Left call “racist” and “bigoted” (when their political enemies use the same language)… Nigger and Faggot.

How Hopper Penn came to so freely use these terms is a matter of debate.  Some suggest that this behavior is learned at home.  That isn’t a “vast right wing conspiracy,” that is coming from the experts.

Hopper recently provided a statement regarding the incident, “I was accosted by paparazzi and made to feel like an animal – threatened and under attack, but that does not condone my own actions.  I deeply regret my choice of words,” which by any reasonable calculation is not an apology… just an excuse.   Sean Penn has yet to make a statement.


So, does Sean Penn lack the testicular fortitude to grab his kid in the middle of this incident and slap him upside the head and say, “What the hell is the matter with you?”  Given his violent nature, one that caused him to pick up a baseball bat and hit Madonna in the head during an argument, disciplining his child should be pretty easy.  So, we can presume that he doesn’t lack the cojones to make a teachable moment out of the whole mess.  So, we’re left with what is probably really going on… there is no quality character imparting good moral values in the Penn household.

I am learning now… my son mimics me.  Soon, I know he will say the things I say.  And as he gets older, and wants to be nothing like his dad, I am sure he will realize he is just like me.  It’s how we get the old saying, “The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.”  So, the question is begged, does Sean Penn talk about “niggers” and “faggots” around his house when he is in private and not having to try to maintain some sort of charitable and advocacy facade?  The question doesn’t need to be answered by Penn, because his actions spoke louder than any words he could ever utter.  He simply failed to admonish his child for making those types of racial and bigoted slurs.  His silence spoke volumes.  It condoned his son’s behavior.  And we are left with the answer… like racist and bigoted son, like racist and bigoted father.


Going back to what I mentioned earlier, I worry that I won’t be around for moments like the one Sean Penn was present for with his son, Hopper.  It’s unfathomable to me, a father of a son, that I would stand idly by and not kick his butt if he acted that way in front of me.  Sean Penn’s lack of a reaction is inexcusable and it is exasperated by a lack of statement apologizing for his son’s behavior.  It’s because of this, according to the Left’s definition, that Sean Penn is a racist and a bigot… and he uses his activism and charitable missions as a way to deflect the very type of criticism he deserves.  And even if Penn issued a statement at this point, several days after the incident, it would only be perceived as too little too late.  He had plenty of opportunity to be outraged by his son’s behavior, to correct him in the court of public opinion, and he even failed at that in a timely manner.

One thing is for sure, Sean Penn is never going to win Father of the Year… racists and bigots rarely do.

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9 Responses to Sean Penn is a Racist

  1. brad jenks on April 1, 2013 at 9:17 am

    Didn’t know good ole Sean had given former wifey (Madonna) an attitude adjustment with a baseball bat upside the head = thanks for the head’s up…

  2. Betty J on April 1, 2013 at 1:22 pm

    When your son becomes an adult, which Sean Penn’s son is, will you apologize for his behavior? As an adult no matter how old I am I would never want my parents to apologize for me. When your son is old enough and he does things that you don’t approve of then I’ll listen to what you have to say. Sean Penn hit Madonna upside the head with a baseball? That was written in the Daily Mail, which is a the British version of The National Enquirer and then you repeated it, not to smart.

  3. Betty J on April 1, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    Why is the title Sean Penn is a racist? The kid has a mother should it read ‘Robin Wright is a racist?’

  4. Nancy on April 1, 2013 at 7:47 pm

    Free Country, Free Speech…………..just saying

  5. Richard on April 2, 2013 at 9:18 am

    And then there’s Alec Baldwin – another racist.

  6. Servo on April 3, 2013 at 11:03 am

    I don’t disagree that Penn’s son used racist and homophobic language in that video and should be condemned and publicly shamed for it. I’ll even go along with your evaluation of Sean Penn as guilty-by-associationg for standing by saying nothing.

    Here’s the problem: YOU would never call this racist:

    …or this racist:

    …or this racist:

    or this racist:

    …or this homophobic:

    …because all of the above offenders are part of “your club”, so therefore escape any condemnation from you. As far as you’re concerned, the above people don’t have a hateful bone in their body, even as they send around pictures of Obama with a bone through his nose.

    • Tim Ross on April 3, 2013 at 2:19 pm

      We’ve had this debate a million times before. I personally don’t feel that if a person makes a racially insensitive comment or joke, that they are a racist. That is the game you guys play on the Left and how you have successfully demonizes Republicans — the party of emancipation; the party of the 13th, 14th, 15th and 19th Amendments; & the party of civil rights — as “racist” over time (see your own list of links as proof). My definition of a racist is more textbook than that… when a person or group believes another person or group are inferior/superior solely based on race. That is why I was very specific in my language when I wrote, “…we observed Sean Penn on video witness his unprovoked son, Hopper, physically attack a TMZ cameraman and follow up with what I call “abusive epithets or “insensitive remarks” that my friends on the Left call “racist” and “bigoted” (when their political enemies use the same language)… Nigger and Faggot.”
      Don’t be angry that I use YOUR standard to call out Leftists and Democrats as racist… in fact, I think it is long overdue to end the double-standard and start using the same standard you Leftists and Democrats use with Republicans to prove your TRUE racism!
      Enjoy… this is my mission. And the last three articles I’ve written dealing with the racists on the Left is just the tip of the iceberg. Lots more of you Alec Baldwins and Sean Penns are out there to prove my point. Racist Democrats! Racist Democrats! Racist Democrats! Get used to it.

  7. Servo on April 9, 2013 at 1:23 pm

    Whatever, Ross. Keep calling unimportant actors like Sean Penn and Alec Baldwin racists all you want. Meanwhile, when THIS happens…

    …just know it’s at the peril of your own political party when you have people like that, Don Young, and all the others I pointed out above representing it and you don’t call THAT out. Just shrug your shoulders and say “Nope, that’s just a harmless ‘racially insensitive’ remark…nothing to worry about. No reason for the GOP to fix anything.”

    Keep that attitude up, smart guy. Just don’t come crying to me when Republicans keep losing elections.

  8. Servo on April 12, 2013 at 8:06 am

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