“Westworld” star Thandiwe Newton didn’t hold back when it comes to Sean Penn and his recent, controversial comments about what he perceived as a lack of masculinity in American men.
Sharing a Variety article about his interviews with both The i and The Independent, Newton tagged Penn and added a trio of tears of joy emojis. “Dude what are you SAY-ING??” she then asked, “Like for REAL? You’re a jibbering FOOL.”
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“I don’t think that being a brute or having insensitivity or disrespect for women is anything to do with masculinity, or ever did,” he told The i. “But I don’t think that [in order] to be fair to women, we should become them.”
He doubled down on his stance speaking with The Independent last week as well — stating, “I think that men have, in my view, become quite feminized.”
“I have these very strong women in my life who do not take masculinity as a sign of oppression toward them,” he continued. “There are a lot of, I think, cowardly genes that lead to people surrendering their jeans and putting on a skirt.”