Sean Penn Hopes His Critics Die of Rectal Cancer, Lara Logan Laughs

I'm not sure which is worse: Sean Penn hoping his critics die screaming of rectal cancer, or CBS News's Lara Logan finding that funny.

As NewsBusters previously reported, CBSNews.com on Friday posted a preview of an interview to be broadcast on "Sunday Morning."

In it, Logan asked Penn, "Does it make you angry when people talk about, you know, 'Sean Penn, the Hollywood star, the movie star, coming in and trying to do something,' and they're kind of cynical about it?"

Penn arrogantly answered, "You know, do I hope that those people die screaming of rectal cancer? Yeah" (video embedded below the fold with transcript):


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LARA LOGAN: Does it make you angry when people talk about, you know, 'Sean Penn, the Hollywood star, the movie star, coming in and trying to do something,' and they're kind of cynical about it?

SEAN PENN: No.

LOGAN: Do you hate that question?

PENN: No. I guess I've been so away from it all, [in] our tent camp in Haiti, that I haven't had an awful lot of time to pay attention to them. You know, do I hope that those people die screaming of rectal cancer? Yeah, you know, but I'm not going to spend a lot of energy on it.

Isn't that a special treat for your Sunday morning?

I mean, it's bad enough CBS actually thinks viewers are interested in what this pompous buffoon has to say about anything.

But wouldn't it be wise of them to edit out this segment when he's wishing his critics would die, and one of their high-profile reporters is laughing after he says it?

Of course, if they were at all embarrassed about the disgusting behavior on display, CBSNews.com wouldn't have previewed the exchange at its website. 

Well, CBS - I'm one of Sean Penn's critics. Do you want ME to die screaming of rectal cancer?

Somehow I imagine not liking the answer. 

Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard, Associate Editor of NewsBusters, passed away in March of 2014.