Sean Penn is explaining comments he made previously about his views on masculinity and men who are becoming “crazily feminized” in today’s culture.
In a new interview with The Independent promote his recent movie Flag Day, Penn discussed how his character – a con man and bank robber – in the 2004 film adaptation of Jennifer Vogel’s memoirs is connected with the “rights of white American men.” . The actor, who has explored masculinity in many roles throughout his career, said it’s something he’s seen in so many people around him today.
“Or rather, should I say, [in the] believe this promised American Dream [to] they allow them to do it. And that’s a very difficult wiring to fix,” he added.
Following these comments, Penn was asked to clarify a previous interview statement he made about how men in American culture are being “crazily feminized” in an ongoing effort to address the issue. and challenge gender roles and norms.
“I think men, in my opinion, become quite feminine. I have very strong women in my life who don’t see masculinity as a sign of oppression to them,” Penn told this magazine. “I think there’s a lot of cowardice genes that lead people to give up jeans and wear skirts.”
A representative for Penn declined to comment.
In a January 14 interview with the UK retailer iNews about work Flag Day With his daughter Dylan, his political activism, his mixed feelings about journalism and racial discrimination on social media, the actor says he’s seeing “no masculinity” today.
“I belong to the club that believes that men in American culture have become insanely feminized. I don’t think being brute, insensitive, or disrespectful to women has anything to do with masculinity, or ever did,” he said. “But I don’t think [in order] To be fair to women, we should be them.”