Sean Penn said reportedly said something offensive about “green cards.”
This isn’t his first offense.
In April 1986, Penn went crazy in a night club and wound up with probation (from People Magazine!)
Penn’s first pertinent misbehavior occurred in April 1986, when he lost his now-legendary temper in an L.A. nightclub. Spotting songwriter David Wolinski bussing Madonna Madonna, an old friend, Penn attacked with punches, kicks and a chair. He was fined $1,000 and given a year’s probation.
In April 1987, Penn assaulted an extra on a movie.
Then last April he was charged again, this time for assaulting Jeffrie Klein, a scrap metal dealer moonlighting as an extra in Penn’s latest movie, Colors. Presumably unaware that cameras often trigger Penn’s rage, Klein was trying to take some snapshots of the star when he too was attacked.
In May 1987 Penn was arrested drunk driving:
Penn found more trouble when police picked him up for speeding and running a red light; a blood test revealed an alcohol content of .11 percent, slightly above the legal limit. Though the charge was later reduced to reckless driving, it represented still another probation violation.
Along the way he reportedly beat up Madonna. (He pled to a misdemeanor.)
In 2010 Penn called for jailing journalists who criticize the Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez… in America.
Also in 2010 Penn praised Hugo Chavez after Chavez’s death.
“Venezuela and its revolution will endure under the proven leadership of Vice President (Nicolás) Maduro. Today the United States lost a friend it never knew it had. And poor people around the world lost a champion. I lost a friend I was blessed to have.