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Sean Penn made a mean comment at the Oscars.

Actor Sean Penn and producer/director Alejandro G. Inarritu, winner of Best Original Screenplay, Best Director, and Best Motion Picture, for ‘Birdman’ pose in the press room during the 87th Annual Academy Awards at Loews Hollywood Hotel on February 22, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by C Flanigan/Getty Images)

It’s way past the 2015 Oscars awards show and people on the Internet are still ranting about one unnecessary comment made by actor Sean Penn regarding a Latino colleague.

Sean Penn has been called a pendejo (Spanish for a**hole) after he announced the award for Best Motion Picture to Alejandro Gonzalez Iñarritu at the 87th Annual Academy Awards Sunday night.

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“Who gave this son of a b**ch his green card?” an insensitive and inappropriate Penn asked as he called the Mexican actor on stage to receive the honor for his film “Birdman.”

The Washington Post reported it took Penn with one joke to underscore the problem the Motion Picture Academy of Arts and Sciences had been trying desperately to disprove all evening — the one summed up in a hashtag created by social media consultant April Reign: #OscarsSoWhite.

Was it friendly banter between two greats with respect for each other in the film business or a downright racist introduction?

Iñarritu who laughed at Penn’s “green card” joke prior to getting his golden statue, later expressed that he didn’t find the comment offensive and said, “it was hilarous,” reports Variety. As it turns out, both Penn and the Latino film director have been friends since they worked together on Iñarritu’s 2003 film “21 Grams.”

Though it’s all fun and games between Hollywood colleagues Penn and Iñarritu, the Internet was not laughing, stating that Penn’s comment was racist.

Mexican and Latinos, especially, have a lot to say on the matter and are voicing their thoughts with the trending hashtag #Penndejo.

#Penndejo fires up Twitter

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Twitter Calls Sean Penn #Penndejo for ‘Green Card’ Joke was originally published on zonadesabor.com

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