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Sean Penn tells unvaccinated film fans to avoid cinemas: ‘Don’t go’

Actor made the comments at the premiere of his new film, ‘Flag Day’

Sam Moore
Thursday 01 January 1970 01:00
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Sean Penn has asked film fans to avoid going to the cinema if they have not been vaccinated.

The actor appeared at the premiere of his forthcoming film, Flag Day, where he thanked those in attendance for wearing masks and getting vaccinated.

Fans were only able to attend the event if they provided proof of vaccination and wore masks while inside the cinema.

Penn also had words for those who refused to be vaccinated.

“I have to say that I do request people who are not vaccinated, don’t go to the cinemas,” he said. “Stay home until you are convinced of these very clearly safe vaccines. “

He went on to call vaccinated people the “solution” and that vaccines are “a great movement of interdependence.”

The actor and director also recently issued the ultimatum that everyone working on the set of his new TV series, Gaslight, get vaccinated, or he would not return to work on the show.

Penn has also publicly called for mandatory vaccinations, telling Yahoo it is akin to setting speed limits for road vehicles:.

“This is one of those things that should be mandatory,” he said. “My deep belief, personally, is that it’s no different having everybody being able to drive 100 miles an hour in a car.”

Flag Day, which Penn directs, as well as stars in alongside his daughter Dylan, is a crime drama about a daughter’s relationship with her father.

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