The actor hopes to challenge safety protocols as COVID-19 cases rise https://t.co/pA5yli0oaf
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The show is currently filming in Los Angeles, where indoor mask wearing has been reimposed on account of the rising number of cases in the city. Meanwhile, the number of cases among the unvaccinated are rising drastically across the country.
According to Deadline, Penn has now insisted to the show’s production company that vaccinations across the entire production should be mandatory. He has offered to facilitate the vaccination effort free of charge through his organisation CORE (Community Organised Relief Effort).
The actor’s absence from set may result in a delay in shooting if his demands are not met. This is one of the first instances where Hollywood leaders have been directly challenged on their current COVID-19 safety protocols by an actor.
There we go. THIS is what it’s going to take. Someone which some direct influence to say ‘Vaccines or the fucking bus doesn’t move.’
If it sounds harsh it is. Sean Penn, for how douchie he is, is being a strategic dick about not returning to work is him trying to affect the greater good.
We fought abut this in on the DBS yesterday. My man James doesn’t agree with mandatory shots or vaccine passports and thinks people should be allowed to die from whatever they want.
I tend to agree, BUT, covid evolves faster than science and the personal freedom of choice to not get vaxxed doesn’t come close to meeting the needs of the greater good in the heat of a fucking global pandemic when it comes to 2 measley shots.
Sean’s domestic relief org (CORE) has done more to get people vaccinated and tested than any other NGO in the US and for all his warts, he knows what he’s talking about.
Sean smokes 3 packs a day and doesn’t comb his hair, so you know he doesn’t give a shit what anyone thinks, either. He was built for this.