It’s no surprise that Bill O’Reilly and Sean Penn aren’t on the same page. And in a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Bill slams Penn, saying he’ll never watch another one of his movies because of Sean’s political views.
He tells THR, "He's a great actor, and if you hire him, you'll get a good performance. I'm just not going to give a guy who gives aid and comfort to people like [Iran president Mahmoud] Ahmadinejad, Hugo Chavez and Saddam Hussein, when he was alive, my 10 bucks. That's my right as an American."
These comments were in response to Sean Penn visiting Iran in 2002, and then taking out an ad in the Washington Post accusing then-President Bush of what he was doing there.
Then in 2007, Penn met with Hugo Chavez, who agreed with the actor in trying to get Bush impeached.
O’Reilly says, "It's a personal decision. I don't tell people how to vote or how to spend their money. I don't tell people how to do anything. In America, you decide for yourself. We don't endorse anybody here or promote a political party, which is why we've been so successful."
We think a lot of people would disagree with O’Reilly! He’s not the most-liked political analyst on television. What do you think of his accusations against Sean Penn, and his decision not to watch his movies?