Sean Penn is seen out for first time since sending furious CORE email

Sean Penn is seen out for the first time since sending furious email to CORE staffers regarding working condition complaints at the LA Dodger Stadium vaccine site

He recently penned a scathing 2,000-word email to his staff after complaints surfaced online regarding working conditions at a local vaccination site.

And Sean Penn was seen on Saturday for the first time since reports of that communiqué broke earlier this month.

The two-time Academy Award-winning actor, 60, wore a black bomber jacket over a dark blue T-shirt whilst shopping at a furniture store in Malibu, California.

Getting some air: Sean Penn was seen on Saturday for the first time since reports of his angry communiqué broke earlier this month, dressed casually whilst shopping in Malibu

He had on standard bluejeans along with white sneakers.

The Milk star’s hair was ruffled, and he sported some stubble as he carried around his black CORE face mask in his hands. 

Sean is cofounder of Core, an emergency response nonprofit that stands for community organized relief effort. 

Stepping out: The two-time Academy Award-winning actor, 60, wore a black bomber jacket over a dark blue T-shirt

The group is heading up the COVID-19 vaccination effort at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, which was the subject of a February 3rd article in the New York Times.

In that article, online complaints from two Core staffers originally appeared in which they detailed 18-hour workdays and six-day work weeks, along with lamentations regarding the ‘same old lettuce wraps’ for lunch every day.

In response, the Mystic River actor allegedly lashed out in an email suggesting that those staffers who were ‘predisposed to a culture of complaint’ and ‘broad-based cyber whining’ should quit, as per the Los Angeles Times. 

Actor and activist: Sean is cofounder of Core, an emergency response nonprofit that stands for community organized relief effort

In the email, Penn accused those who commented of engaging in a ‘broad betrayal of all’ and described the ‘highly visible’ comments as ‘shameful entries’ and ‘obscene critiques’.  

The angry email described the comments left by staffers as a ‘dissent in the low-hanging fruit of cyberspace’.

‘To whoever authored these, understand that in every cell of my body is a vitriol for the way your actions reflect so harmfully upon your brothers and sisters in arms. I have taken counsel and here will refrain from using the words with which I would otherwise choose to describe the character of your actions,’ the email read. 

 

In a recent NYT article: Online complaints from two Core staffers originally appeared in which they detailed 18-hour workdays and six-day work weeks along with other issues

Penn added that CORE has ‘strong complaint procedures’ for staff and that anyone who was predisposed to complaining online should quit.

‘Quit for CORE. Quit for your colleagues who won’t quit. Quit for your fellow human beings who deeply recognize that this is a moment in time. A moment of service that we must all embody sometimes to the point of collapse,’ he wrote.

Penn himself received the COVID-19 vaccine last month because he and his charity staff are helping administer the doses.

The vaccine site is run by the city of Los Angeles in partnership with the LA Fire Department, the Dodgers, Curative and Penn’s nonprofit Core. 

‘Lucky man’: Penn himself received the COVID-19 vaccine last month because he and his charity staff are helping administer the doses

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