“Everybody in South Africa has a gun,” actress Charlize Theron told ABC News’ Diane Sawyer back in the day. “And [when] those things are handy; terrible things happen. You shouldn’t have those things around because when people get irrational and emotional and drunk, terrible things can happen.” When Ms. Theron was 17 her mother shot and killed her father – who had just fired a shotgun blast through Charlize’s bedroom door. “I know that if my daughter was in the same situation, I would do the same thing,” Charlize said. Only she can’t now because A) she only has a son, and B) she’s living the gun-free lifestyle (except for her armed bodyguards). OK, so that brings us up-to-date. Enter Mr. Sean Penn . . .
Charlize Theron and Sean Penn are now an item. Charlize is anti-gun. Sean is a gun guy. eonline.com tells the tale . . .
While Penn didn’t refer to Theron by her name, he said that “a strong woman who happens to be from South Africa” changed his mind about owning [at least 65] deadly weapons.
“Being provoked by this aforementioned strong woman and considering how liberating of bulls–t and ugliness it would be not only get rid of the guns I have in the continental United States but also to destroy them, Jeff Koons and I had a chat the other day,” Penn said.
He said, “The highest bidder gets every single one of my guns put in the hands of this iconic artist and sculptor…Koons will decommission [and] render inactive all of my cowardly killing machines.”
Sarcasm? God I hope so. But I doubt it. Here’s the twist ending.
And guess who won the still-to-be-made artwork for $1.4 million? Anderson Cooper!
He outbid his CNN colleague Piers Morgan who stopped bidding at $1.3 million.
A CNN anchor pays $1.4m for an anti-gun sculpture and the company’s OK with him reporting on gun control and gun rights? Anyway, as Lord Humongous said, no more games! And answer the question: would you give up your guns for Charlize Theron? [h/t Michael Holderer]