Sean Penn has expressed his ire at critics who have slammed the Oscar winner’s role in the earthquake relief effort in Haiti as a move to distract the world’s attention from his messy divorce: he hopes they all die of rectal cancer. The actor’s divorce with Robin Wright Penn hit headlines this month after critics dubbed Penn’s Haiti effort a gimmick to gain popularity.
In an interview to air on CBS’ Sunday Morning this weekend, Penn told journalist Lara Logan that he has been so busy working on disaster relief in Haiti he hasn’t had much time for his critics.
“Do I hope that those people die screaming of rectal cancer? Yeah, but I’m not going to spend a lot of energy on it.”