Sean Penn Rips "The Whole F--king World" For Abandoning Haiti

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Sean Penn isn't a fan of us right now. Or you, or anyone else.

On Friday at the Cannes Film Festival, the actor-activist slammed the media and public for abandoning Haiti after the devastating earthquake in 2010.

"It's not only celebrities who went for a day," Penn told reporters of his perceived injustice. "It's the whole f--king world. It's all of you. The reason we have 'Haiti fatigue' is because there was never a commitment in the first place."

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A vocal proponent of humanitarian aid, Penn also called upon President Barack Obama to meet with Haiti's newly elected president Michel Joseph Martelly.

"It's time our elegant, formidable president stood side by side [with Martelly]," he said.

The outspoken actor was part of a news conference with Petra Nemcova and director Paul Haggis, all of whom work with nonprofit organizations in Haiti.

The trio joined forces for a benefit for the country at the famed cinema gathering.


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Canadian Baptist Missions are currently in Haiti building "rubble homes", fortifying foundations with broken concrete pieces then getting the rest of the house built. The Haitians will not help them as they believe it is somehow evildoing; however these Christian volunteers are continuing their work. The Haitians do accept the homes and live in them afterward. Also our churches are donating money and clothing for Haiti. Sean this may seem small to you but wanted to let you know that in Toronto and the rest of Canada we are certainly trying to do our part for Haiti. We are ordinary people quietly doing our part, but want you to know that you have made a vast difference as a celebrity. Thank you and don't give up.