September 21, 2010, - 1:33 pm

EXCLUSIVE: Sean Penn Pulls a Vanessa Redgrave on the Holocaust

By Debbie Schlussel


If you are outraged by Sean Penn’s consistently anti-American, pan-Marxist, pro-Iran behavior, you should be even more outraged by his latest movie role.  It’s textbook Vanessa Redgrave.

Holocaust Hypocrite: Pal of Holocaust Deniers, Sean Penn, Stars in Holocaust Movie

You may remember that in the late 1970s, Al-Qaeda supporter Vanessa Redgrave, to the protests of Holocaust survivors (including the one she played) and Jews worldwide, played a Holocaust victim in “Playing for Time.”  Jews were outraged because the anti-Israel Redgrave was a supporter of P.L.O. terrorism, hung out with Yasser Arafat, and compared Israel to the Nazis.  Today, that’s “old hat,” while still very outrageous.  But in those days, she was among the Western “pioneers” of this disgusting comparison.  Upon winning the Academy Award for another role (in “Julia”), Redgrave called Jews and Israel-supporters, “Zionist hoodlums.”  And, as you may recall from my previous postings of the video, the late, great writer, Paddy Chayefsky (a Jew and a WWII veteran) aptly told her where to go, live on the air.  (I’m not posting the video, this time, because YouTube removed all versions containing the Chayefsky response and only the versions with Redgrave’s unanswered BS remain online.)

Well, now, Sean Penn is in my home state of Michigan, taking advantage of the wasteful tax incentive (filmmakers pay no Michigan tax and get a 42% rebate on all stuff done in Michigan), and he is shooting “This Must Be the Place.”  The movie is the story of a retired, wealthy rock star, who is the son of a Holocaust survivor and tries to track down the Nazi who tormented his father in Auschwitz.  Check out his effeminate get-up for the movie, pictured above. Michigan doubles for the upstate New York setting of the film.  What’s particularly outrageous is that Sean Penn has repeatedly hung out with Holocaust-denying Iranian leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.  He even traveled to Iran to cover one of its fake elections, lecturing Iranian college students about how bad America–which has made him millions and where he still lives–is.  And, of course, there are Penn’s repeated confabs in Venezuela with Ahmadinejad-enabler and Hezbollah-shelterer Hugo Chavez.

A man who eagerly hangs out with Holocaust-deniers and Jew-haters, who would destroy the Jewish people with nuclear weapons, has no business playing any role in a movie connected with the tragedies of the Holocaust.  Sean Penn never denounced Ahmadinejad’s Holocaust denial, and he never had a problem with it.  He’s never decried Ahmadinejad’s quest for nuclear weapons and his openly expressed desire to wipe the Jews and Israel off the map.  He’s never had a problem with the modern day Hitler, so it’s sheer fraud that he is in a movie expressing a problem with the previous Hitler.  That he’s now using the Holocaust to line his pockets is utter hypocrisy.  And it’s beyond disgusting.  The very definition of chutzpah.  But, then, hypocrisy, chutzpah, and Sean Penn are no strangers.  They are lifelong menage-a-trois bedfellows.


Still, there won’t be an ounce of the outrage there was in 1977 against Vanessa Redgrave.  Reports of “the death of outrage” are the understatement of the decades.  No-one seems to care anymore.  And those who enable Holocaust-deniers and would-be plotters of a second Holocaust are allowed to ingratiate themselves into movies remembering the tragedies of the Holocaust.  And they are allowed to do so, without a hint of protest.  Sadly, that’s what’s chic, today.

But I believe that even Jeff Spicoli–Sean Penn’s only great acting alter ego, long ago dead and buried in “tasty waves” heaven–is turning over in his grave.

Beyond gnarly, Sean.

**** UPDATE: Forgot to mention this earlier in the piece, but the name of the Nazi character who tormented Sean Penn’s father in “This Must Be the Place,” is Alois Muller, which sounds eerily like real-life Nazi war criminal, Alois Brunner. Brunner lives in peace and will never face justice because the Syrian government allows him to live there–yup, the same Shi’ite Syrian government propped up by Sean Penn’s friends in Iran.

I wonder if the name of the character is coincidental. I doubt it, and it sounds like more in-your-face Hollywood BS. There are no coincidences in Hollywood.

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27 Responses

Do what I do…boycott Hollywood, and in particular, boycott anything with Sean Penn, Mandy Popimpkin, Cynthia Nixon, Ed Ass-ner, and the other assorted anti-Semites and anti-Americans in Hoe-llywood.

In fact, if there is an anti-Semitic TV show (the McClaughlin Group comes to mind), call up or write the sponsors and tell them you will not buy their products as long as they sponsor the bigots. GE sponsors the McClaughlin Group, and I will not buy any of their break in three month products.

Jgrant on September 21, 2010 at 1:56 pm

And Sean Penn’s father, Leo Penn, a lifelong Communist, supported Hitler and took the side of Nazi Germany in the immediate years leading up to U.S. involvement in WWII, agreeing with the non-aggression pact he’d signed with Stalin (and also bearing the names of their respective proxies Von Ribbentrop and Molotov), and opposing any and all U.S. aid to Britain in their life-and-death struggle against Nazism (meaning, Penn the elder wouldn’t have lost a wink of sleep if, G-d forbid, England fell to Germany and “G-d Save the Queen” was replaced as the national anthem by “Deutschland Über Alles”; but he wasn’t unique in that regard, many other Hollywood Communists of the period did likewise). This support Leo Penn had for Hitler lasted right up until Germany’s 1941 invasion of Stalingrad, after which he took the side of the Allies – because his puppet masters in Moscow told him to. In short, Leo Penn had no problem, up to the invasion of Stalingrad, with “the previous Hitler.” Yet another case of “like father, like son.” Not to mention history repeating itself.

ConcernedPatriot on September 21, 2010 at 2:18 pm

    What’s truly mind boggling is that Leo Penn was the son of Russian Jewish immigrants. Liberalism is not just a mental disorder, it’s a deadly psychosis.

    Samson on September 21, 2010 at 4:38 pm

      Samson is correct!

      Cat K on September 21, 2010 at 5:04 pm

Sean who? Seriously, this fool’s idiocy is well documented already. Why give him more ink?

Farmerjohn on September 21, 2010 at 2:58 pm

I cannot stand Mr. Penn… and who is Mandy Popimkin?

sharon on September 21, 2010 at 3:03 pm

[DS:Redgrave called Jews and Israel-supporters, “Zionist hoodlums.”]

She only called ‘Zionist hoodlums’, ‘Zionist hoodlums’. She praised the Jewish people in that speech and asked them to join the fight against Zionism. There are plenty of Jews who are anti-Zionists.

[DS:taking advantage of the wasteful tax incentive]

Since when is a tax incentive ever wasteful to a conservative?:P

[DS:Sean Penn has repeatedly hung out with Holocaust-denying Iranian leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. ]

Guilty by association rather than actually doing or saying anything.

Norman Blitzer on September 21, 2010 at 3:26 pm

    [DS:Redgrave called Jews and Israel-supporters, “Zionist hoodlums.”]

    [NB:She only called ‘Zionist hoodlums’, ‘Zionist hoodlums’. She praised the Jewish people in that speech and asked them to join the fight against Zionism. There are plenty of Jews who are anti-Zionists.]

    Even Martin Luther King recognized that when people say Zionists they refer to Jews. Martin Luther King was a Zionist. Was he also a “hoodlum”?

    Redgrave’s (May she die a miserable death, speedily in our days) “praise” of the Jewish people was just another version of the “some of my best friends are Jews …” nonsense.

    Anyone who opposes Israel for the reasons the left and Islam do are Nazis. That they are also Jewish does not make a difference.

    [DS:Sean Penn has repeatedly hung out with Holocaust-denying Iranian leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. ]

    [NB:Guilty by association rather than actually doing or saying anything.]

    No. This is Guilty OF (not by) association. The holocaust deniers have done enough saying and doing that one should not associate with them.

    I_AM_ME on September 21, 2010 at 4:52 pm

No doubt he’s referring to Mandy Patinkin. He played Inigo Montoya in “The Princess Bride” and today stars on the TV series “Criminal Minds”. Though Jewish, it’s reported he recently signed a letter supporting Israeli artists who refuse to perform in Ariel’s new Performing Arts Center – only because Ariel, a town established in 1978 with over 18,000 residents, is over the Green Line.

Raymond in DC on September 21, 2010 at 3:31 pm

Once again, Norm B. rushes to prove he is a Putz. Job well done, Norm.

Jgrant on September 21, 2010 at 3:34 pm

Actually, I doubt “Norman Blitzer” is a real name. I think more likely it is some anti-Semite making up a Jewish name to make the Jews look bad.

Jgrant on September 21, 2010 at 3:35 pm

So where is this bad boy filming? I’d love to make up some signs and go down there and harass him! Maybe we could get him on film beating one of us up – the way he used to do with Madonna, and the way he likes to do with the very photographers who keep him in the public eye and make him appear relevant.

DG in GA on September 21, 2010 at 3:42 pm

Yes, it is amazing how many liberals are wife beaters, child molesters, racists, anti-Semites.

Jgrant on September 21, 2010 at 3:46 pm

The general population doesn’t care anymore. They are only interested in what’s on Entertainment Tonight or if they happen to read, then it’s People magazine or maybe National Enquirer.

Ann-Marie on September 21, 2010 at 4:12 pm

I’m disappointed to hear that about Mandy Patinkin. He was great in The Music of Chance.

And Ariel is a lovely town located where it belongs…in Arab occupied Judea and Samaria.

roger on September 21, 2010 at 4:49 pm

Wow. I am shocked to hear that about Mandy Patinkin. When I listen to “Chagigah” (yiddish music) they play a lot of his music. How disappointing. I’m not even Jewish and I support Israel more than many Jews. It’s mind-boggling.

Oh yes, bad, old N Blitzer bomb throwing again. It just proves he has picked his side (wrong as it is…and it does not bother him that his side is wrong) and will stay on it regardless of the truth. Apologist supreme.

Skunky on September 21, 2010 at 6:44 pm

now, if penn was beheaded by the terrirists that he loves so much, then hell see who is good and who is evil, may all his movies flop , and may he spend his last -soon- days seeing aushvitz

deb on September 21, 2010 at 6:45 pm

People like Penn are so self absorbed that they don’t realize they are tools for those who would see them dead.

A big part of the “America that the world hates” is the tripe that come out of Hollywood.

While the average American dismisses what is seen on TV and the movies, the average citizen overseas thinks most of what they see is real.

Sam Adams on September 21, 2010 at 7:19 pm

Norman B:

“NB:She only called ‘Zionist hoodlums’, ‘Zionist hoodlums’. She praised the Jewish people in that speech and asked them to join the fight against Zionism. There are plenty of Jews who are anti-Zionists.]”

Did she mention anything about ‘Arab hoodlums” or “Palestinian Hoodlums” or denounce any murders and atrocities done by them?

Do you think you are a ‘fair and balanced’ liberal by not recognizing any of the atrocities that Islamic terrorists have committed continually against Jews, both in Israel and around the world?

How do you and other liberals live with your hypocrisy and double standards?

Doesn’t it bother you at all that you no integrity to stand for universal principles of justice and human rights, when the offenders happen to be Muslims or their liberal supporters?

You, and Jewish liberals like you, are to be pitied.

May you recognize that no matter how much you rant against Jews, your liberal friends still won’t like you, and if you happened to be traveling through a Muslim neighborhood in Europe, and were attacked, NONE of them would come to your aid or even defend you, or even be saddened by anything that might happen to you.

We, however, as much as we can’t stand your views, WOULD actually care, and speak out against the injustice.

May you finally have the wisdom and courage to stand for whatever liberal principles you support when it is convenient to do so, and support them even when it is not convenient.

Change the names Jews, Israelis, Arabs, Islamic terrorists, to w, x, y, and z, and see where the truth of your principles takes you.

Just support it because it is right.

exdemexlib on September 21, 2010 at 7:30 pm

Not much of a surprise, this sh*tty movie, coming from a dirt bag like Spicoli (His best role. SPenncoli is actually the blue print or poster child for all Democrats, liberals and progressives. The all dream their off springs turn out like him…Totally!!!Dudes). I ignore trash like him. His type are the ones who want all others to take care of them; blame everyone when things go wrong and align themselves with the neighborhood bully (or kiss the bully’s ass) to make themselves pass off as bad. This ends when someone bigger and badder whips their ass or puts them in their place. That’s the story of all these Hollyweird entertainers, enlighten musicians, “intellectuals” (how are those Ivy League degrees working out in Washington, D.C?), Democrat, progressive, liberal and RINO cowards. They let the 20% do all the fighting and dying. Then they want to turn around and RUN and RULE as if they had done everything. Typical p*ssies. Their day is a-coming. Glad America is waking up. Roll the sleeves up and let’s show these sh*theads who really runs this country. Let’s keep voting them out of office.
Take care. God Bless –

The Sarge on September 21, 2010 at 7:46 pm

One problem. The Syrian gov is not shiite, it’s Alawite, different sects.

One problem on September 22, 2010 at 12:43 am

Dear Ms. Schlussel,

I have always felt that Sean Penn was the product of too much Heroin and Cocaine. That said, Mr. (and I use that term lightly) Penn is supposed to be an actor. I know this because I was an actor in South Florida for close to a decade. In “The Sound of Music, I was in charge of the stage but I had to wear a Nazi uniform and Swastika armband. When taking my curtain call I bowed to the audience, tore off the armband and flung it to the floor. I received a standing ovation that night. In my notes the following day one item read that I should not remove my arm band because “we were not trying to make a political statement”. I responded by asking, “Who are we going to offend with that gesture? The Nazis?” Still, I was stuck and I needed the pay so I bit the Nazi bullet.

Because he is an actor,it is difficult to pin the badge of hypocrisy on him. Contrast this with Mel Gibson’s offerings. We can call Mr. Gibson a hypocrite because in his films, he was acting a Producer/Director not as actor.

Further, Ms. Redgrave is an actress, so the same analogy holds for her as it does for Mr. Penn. All we can do is boycott his films.

I do not agree with Mr. Penn on any issue, but, as I have said, he is an actor. If he had tried this in Ancient Greece he would have been put to death for being the wrong actor in the wrong play (that has been known to have happened). Perhaps, if we produce a play or film about the Iranian madman, Mr. Penn could play the leading role.

Sincerely yours,

Ari Blumenfeld

Ari Blumenfeld on September 22, 2010 at 8:38 am

The antisemites are alive and well in America.

Jew haters of Columbine on September 22, 2010 at 9:12 am

The most searing indictment of the left is the people who support them. This includes cowardly anti-Semites who hide their Jew-hatred behind specious nonsense like, “I’m not anti-Semitic; I’m anti-Zionist.” They don’t even have the courage to just come out and admit they just hate Jews. Cowards.

Then there’s social parasites like Sean Penn and the rest of the Hollywood play-actors who claim to be so “caring.” What utter nonsense. The reason so many of them pander to foreign governments is; the American people have basically rejected most of the rubbish they produce (movie theatre attendance hit a five-year low in August) but, foreign audiences particularly in anti-American nations eat it up. The left and all their running dogs are cowards and hypocrites. Unfortunately, boycotting them doesn’t do much good as they’ll just keep making more anti-American trash and peddling it overseas.

Tom in Michigan on September 22, 2010 at 10:11 am

Give Sean a break here hate fans!!! There is nothing better for any man in the searching of his soul, than to walk a mile in another man’s shoes!!! Sean is always said to be as close to his roles, as if he were that very character. Do you think this movie will be any different for him now? Wrong thinking feeble of brain, if you imagine that to be the case!!! Is it written in pen on rock, that this man will not understand too, after mastering his character’s being… If you think not, then you are set only on following the ways of jealousy rather than possibility and Faith!!! Good luck with that then, dear friends… Save your ticket fare in that event, and eat your popcorn at home!!! And please don’t choke on it!!! For it is obvious that you also need more time to see; with open eyes, and more than just passively…

Linda Ann on September 26, 2010 at 12:50 am

Penn looks like a pussy in that 1st pic. Isn’t he wearing lipstick?

joesixpack31 on October 26, 2011 at 7:08 pm

Sean Penn politics very strange friends with a mass murdering drug lord ,dictator of Iran ,never gets old his stupidity.but his humane help to Hati .

steven on January 31, 2016 at 11:05 am

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