Sean Penn is coming under fire for his remarks about the ‘loose genes’ that cause men to wear skirts

Veteran actor Sean Penn has drawn a flurry of criticism after noticing how “loose genes” led men to opt for skirts after ditching jeans. Additionally, he also believed that men had become “pretty feminized.” His final comments doubled down on remarks in an earlier interview where he said “men in American culture have become hugely feminized.”

Why is Sean Penn facing backlash?

In a recent interview with The Independent, the 61-year-old actor doubled down on his previous interview by saying, “I think men have, in my opinion, become quite feminized. I have these very strong women in my life who don’t take masculinity as a sign of oppression towards them,” he added, ”There are a lot, I think, of loose genes that push the people to ditch their jeans and put on a skirt.

To provide some insight into the actor’s remark, in a previous iNews interview, the veteran actor revealed his views on masculinity, saying “men in American culture have become wildly feminized.” He continued, “I don’t think being a bully or having an insensitivity or disrespect for women has anything to do with masculinity, or ever has.” But I don’t think that to be fair to women, we should become them.

Internet users’ reaction to Sean Penn’s comment

Netizens were all set to react to the Hollywood actor’s comment as social media was flooded with tweets criticizing the veteran actor. One user tweeted, “I dunno, putting on a skirt and stepping out into a world full of men like Sean Penn sounds pretty damn brave.” while another netizen provided proof that men wore skirts throughout history by tweeting, “Hey Sean Penn, men in skirts were a thing long before jeans were invented. I’m wearing jeans right now, does it make me look masculine or just comfortable? Hey men in skirts and makeup, you only get love from me.

Another fan pointed out that the actor won an Oscar for his role as Harvey Milk, the first openly gay person to be elected to public office in California, in the 2008 film Milk. The netizen tweeted: ”Sean Penn, who won an Oscar for playing a gay civil rights icon, is homophobic. When LGBTQ+ people express their reluctance to have straight actors play queer roles, that’s exactly the kind of shit we’re talking about.

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