Sean Penn is again blasting people who have refused to get the COVID-19 vaccine — saying that not getting jabbed is like “pointing a gun in somebody’s face.”
The 61-year-old actor doubled down on his belief that vaccines should be “mandatory” after previously comparing it to laws banning people from “being able to drive 100 miles an hour in a car.”
“I have some areas of strong belief in the Second Amendment,” Penn told CNN’s Michael Smerconish on Saturday when asked about his strict beliefs on vaccines.
“But I think that you need to recognize how, with something like this, you can’t go around pointing a gun in somebody’s face, which is what it is when people are unvaccinated,” he claimed.
“And I do believe that everyone should get vaccinated. I believe it should be mandatory, like turning your headlights on in the car at night,” he told Smerconish.
He confirmed that he will only go back to work on his upcoming Watergate drama “Gaslit” with Julia Roberts when everyone on set had been vaccinated, saying he doesn’t “want to feel complicit” about crew being at risk while stars are protected.
“I’ll go back when I can be assured that 100 percent of the crew has gotten vaccinated,” he confirmed.
Penn blamed the delay on “weak leadership in some of the unions that are too concerned about some of the fringe constituencies within and not concerned enough about common sense.”
The Oscar winner also said he “would request only vaccinated audiences” be allowed to watch his new movie, “Flag Day,” in theaters.
“Eventually it will stream, and that’s a better time for the unvaccinated to see it,” he said — conceding that his controversial stance will “probably offend them out of that choice.”