Sean Penn slams Wyclef Jean for stepping into Haiti’s presidential race

August 7th, 2010 - 5:59 pm ICT by ANI  

Sean Penn London, Aug 7 (ANI): Sean Penn, known for his political activism, has criticised Wyclef Jean for stepping into Haiti’s presidential race, saying that the former ‘Fugees’ star did not help in the aid efforts after the country’s devastating earthquake.

The Academy award winning star and become religiously involved in charity efforts to help the survivors.

But he thinks that the allegations that the star misused money donated to his Yele Haiti foundation will come back to haunt him.

“He has been virtually silent for those of us in Haiti, he has been a non-presence,” the Daily Express quoted Penn as saying.

“His voice has really been most loudly that which allegedly (sic) has taken over 400,000 dollars designated for Haitian relief for himself and claims he didn’t do it. That has to be looked into.

“I’ve been there. I know what 400,000 dollars could do for these people’s lives and for a 24-year-old girl right now who is dying.

“So, I want to see someone who is really, really willing to sacrifice for their country and not just someone who I personally saw with a vulgar entourage of vehicles that demonstrated a wealth in Haiti that - in context, I felt (was) a very obscene demonstration,” Penn added. (ANI)

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