Sean Penn has claimed that “cowardly genes” make people “give up their jeans and put on a skirt.”
The actor opened up about his views on masculinity in a recent interview with The Independent, who notes, “I think men have become pretty feminized, in my opinion.”
Penn – who is currently starring in the recently released action film flag day – added: “I have these very strong women in my life who don’t take masculinity as a sign of oppression towards them.
“I think there are a lot of cowardly genes that make people ditch their jeans and put on a skirt.”
His daughter and flag day Co-star Dylan Penn was also present for the joint interview, which is published today. According to the interviewer, she went “silent” and “stared into space.”
Elsewhere in the conversation, Penn opened up about what it was like to star alongside Dylan in the film, which is based on the true story told in the 2004 book Flim-Flam Man: The True Story of My Father’s Fake Life by Jennifer Vogel.
the milk star also spoke about his views on anti-vaccination, stating: “Sometimes people take their privilege and freedom as a right to be anti-citizens, to be failed citizens.
“Those looking for the kind of bogus science that would give them legitimacy [when it comes to] not be vaccinated.”