Sean Penn called out the lack of accountability for Will Smith after he punched Chris Rock at the 2022 Oscars.
Speaking to Variety, the 63-year-old actor addressed the infamous incident, claiming it wouldn’t have occurred if Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky had been allowed to make a speech at the event.
The Men In Black actor walked on stage during the Oscars last year and slapped Rock across the face for making a joke about his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith’s alopecia.
“I don’t know Will Smith. I met him once,” Penn told the outlet. “He seemed very nice when I met him. He was so [expletive] good in King Richard.
“So why the [expletive] did you just spit on yourself and everybody else with this stupid [expletive] thing?” he continued. “Why did I go to [expletive] jail for what you just did? And you’re still sitting there? Why are you guys standing and applauding his worst moment as a person?”
Penn was incarcerated for over a month for punching and spitting on an extra on the set of his film in 1987, Colors.
“This [expletive] [expletive] wouldn’t have happened with Zelensky,” the actor affirmed. “Will Smith would never have left that chair to be part of stupid violence. It never would have happened.”