|Poor Britney Spears was hauled away from her home in an ambulance last week, and the event got third billing on the "Today" show - following the Iowa caucus results and the storms in California. You know it's time to fire your publicist when your latest epic meltdown has to chase a few downed power lines in Millbrae.Maybe she should have had a few drinks at Chateau Marmont with Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir instead. Or spent the afternoon IM-ing Iran President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. With so many celebrities making asses of themselves these days, D-list actors and has-been pop stars need to get more resourceful. And what could be more controversial than hanging out with the world's most notorious dictators and other authoritarian figures?As ridiculous as the idea sounds, it's already coming into style.Naomi Campbell had a flirty interview with Venezuela President Hugo Chavez for a British GQ article that comes out today. At one point the controversial leader and potential ruler-for-life asked her to "touch my muscles." Danny Glover is friends with Chavez, who is reportedly funding two of the San Francisco actor's forthcoming films. Others who have made recent Chavez-related headlines include Oliver Stone, Sean Penn and Barbara Walters, who placed Chavez on her list of the most fascinating people of 2007.|
We've all seen it: the sycophantic lap-dancing that celebs like Sean Penn give to these monsters. It's disgusting and shows how deeply the Stockholm Syndrome has set in with these effete D-list Hollywood fools. They have no grasp of history nor, can they apparently make good decisions about who and what to support. In their minds: America Bad, Dictatorship Good!
Sean Penn, who writes from time to time for The San Fran Chronicle, wrote a response to Hartlaub's article. Link here. And Newsbusters chimes in with their 2 cents on the whole thing.
Penn claims that Chavez was "democratically elected" and that "dictators don't lose constitutional referendums."
Newsflash for Sean "Dude - I'm so wasted!" Penn: Dictators who lose constitutional referendums and continue to stay in power, by definition, are dictators!
Just goes to show you what type of people coddle up to Third-World Tyrants.
And Penn should focus more on his personal life and less on Facists in south america. Penn's wife recently filed for divorce. She claims that while she, the kids and Penn were on vacation, Sean pikced up 2 women and took them back to the family's hotel room. His wife then returned to the room and caught him bed with the paramours.