Sean Penn says MeToo movement racing to 'divide men and women'
In this Jan. 6, 2018, file photo, Sean Penn arrives at the 2018 Sean Penn J/P Haitian Relief Organization Gala at Milk Studios in Los Angeles. (Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File)
The Associated Press
Published Monday, September 17, 2018 10:59AM EDT
LOS ANGELES -- Sean Penn says much of the spirit of the MeToo movement is to "divide men and women."
Penn appeared Monday in an interview with the co-star of the new Hulu show "The First" on NBC's "Today " show. Natascha McElhone said her character is informed by the movement.
Penn disagreed. The two-time Oscar winner says he's "very suspicious of a movement that gets glommed onto in great stridency and rage and without nuance."
Penn says he thinks "it's too black and white." He says it's "really good to just slow down."
"The First" centres on a mission to Mars. The president of the United States and three of the five astronauts are women.