Sean Penn trends in Twitter after green card crack

Sean Penn’s green card crack at director Alejandro González Iñárrit hasn’t gone down too well, but his jibe has made him trend on Twitter under the hashtag #SeanPenn.

At the Oscars 2015 show last night actor Sean Penn said just before handing out the Independent Spirit Award for Best Picture to the Birdman director, “who gave this son of a b**ch his green card?’

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The Mexican director didn’t even bat an eye lid after the words from Penn’s mouth, but thousands of people have said what the actor said was offensive and racist. When Penn said what he said, Alejandro González Iñárrit went on to talk about the plight of Mexicans in the US. Also saying United States was founded by immigrants, CTV News reports.

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Iñárritu apparently found the joke funny, but thousands of people on Twitter do not agree. Outrage on social media still continues, below are a few tweets after the green card crack. Twitter users are still sending in the tweets on how they feel.

How do you feel about Sean Penn’s green card joke? Please do let us know in the comments provided below.

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  • Ron H

    Yes, the country was founded by LEGAL immigrants.

  • tomato

    EXACTLY emphasis on legal

  • clare harrison

    As a greencard holder….., it was funny. By the way, if you have a green card, you *are* legal.

  • SumDood

    While this may have been inappropriate, yes, the southern part of California has been taken over by mainly 3 Mexican gangs but there are more also. So while you all sit back for “rights” for those who are illegal they are taking back there old territory one block at a time. And also Texas, Arizona and NM. They are taking back there land and we are doing nothing about it because of “rights” that illegals do NOT have but are given anyhow.