Any enemy of Sean Penn is a friend of mine. These two apparently have a history.
Actress Maria Conchita Alonso, who costarred with Sean Penn as his cross-cultural love interest in the 1988 film “Colors,” has written a scathing open letter to the actor, shredding him for his support of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and encouraging him to further investigate the situation in that country.
It’s not a first for the actress, who in March 2009 told HollywoodTV that Penn should shut up about Chavez because, despite being an “amazing actor,” he has “no clue at all what’s going on in Venezuela.”
“I was appalled by a recent television interview where you vigorously showed support for the regime of Hugo Chavez,” Alonso writes in the current letter. “Therefore, I’ve decided to set the record straight for you regarding the Chavez regime, supporting my case based not only on my political ideologies, but on proven facts you choose to ignore.”
The actress, who was born in Cuba, raised in Venezuela and became a U.S. citizen in 2005, was referring to Penn’s appearance on “Real Time With Bill Maher” earlier this month. Maher had asked Penn to share what he knows that Maher doesn’t, that might soften Chavez’s rep. Penn’s answer can be seen here. Watch because it’s not exactly an easy one to summarize.
Here’s an interview from Sunday. They had a run-in at LAX. Her called her a pig, she called him a communist asshole. In his case the description fits perfectly.