Sean Penn says too much of the #Metoo Movement can divide men and women like black and white

Sean Penn says too much of the #Metoo Movement can divide men and women like black and white

Sean Penn and Natalie McElhone are set to act in a new Hulu show called ” The First” which is about a dangerous mission to Mars and had a discussion on the movement of empowering women with TODAY on Monday will be set in 2030. The show is will host of female characters and when Natalie spoke about the inspiration for the character and said the #Metoo Movement influenced her saying “Yeah, and for me in life, that’s not unusual,” she said. “I don’t see that as aberrant. I get that in TV and in a lot of our media women haven’t been depicted in that way, and I find that deeply disturbing.”

Sean Penn immediately disagreed with the statement saying “I’d like to think that none of it was influenced by what they call the movement of #MeToo,” he said. “I think it’s influenced by the things that are developing in terms of the empowerment of women who’ve been acknowledging each other and being acknowledged by men. This is a movement that was largely shouldered by a kind of receptacle of the salacious.”

Natalie in return asked what he meant by the term “receptacle of the salacious.”

“Well, we don’t know what’s a fact in many of the cases,” he said. “Salacious is as soon as you call something a movement that is really a series of many individual accusers, victims, accusations, some of which are unfounded. The spirit of much of what has been the #MeToo movement is to divide men and women.”

Natalie disagreed, saying “Women would say it’s uniting women.”

Penn explained on the criticisms of the movement.

“I’m gonna say that women that I talk to, not in front of a camera, that I listen to, of all walks of life, that there’s a common sense that is not represented at all in the discussion when it comes to the media discussion of it, the discussion where if Sean Penn says this, so and so’s going to attack him for saying this, because of that. I don’t want it to be a trend, and I’m very suspicious of a movement that gets glommed on to in great stridency and rage and without nuance. And even when people try to discuss it in a nuanced way, the nuance itself is attacked.”

“I think it’s too black and white,” he said. “In most things that are very important, it’s really good to just slow down.”

Natalie said that its a topic that’s discussed at a lot at work and added “I think what Sean was maybe alluding to is this sort of bubble of actors or people who are in magazines that have gotten a lot of attention from this.”

“Of course it’s terrific that they’ve put a spotlight on it. But now, it’s we need to go to the places where this is happening behind closed doors, and it’s not exposed and those voices aren’t being heard.