Ben Stiller and Sean Penn banned from RussiaSep 06
Ben Stiller and Sean Penn banned from Russia
- Russia officially banned actors Ben Stiller and Sean Penn
- Russia put a ban on the two actors after they’ve continuously shown their support for Ukraine
- The ban comes after the two actors show their opposition and disagreement with Russia
Russia announced that Ben Stiller and Sean Penn cannot visit Russia any longer. Overall, Russia officially banned them both. The two were a part of a list of 25 individuals who are ‘high-ranking officials, representatives of the business and expert communities. They consider them as cultural figures that can no longer enter in their country. This decision has come after both Stiller and Penn showed their support for Ukraine as Russian tries to invade Eastern Europe country. They have visited the country where they met up with official leaders personally. They spoke against their movements in hopes of alleviating problems for Ukraine.
As can be seen, this past year Sean Penn went to Ukraine to meet with President Volodymyr Zelensky where he was filming a documentary Vice. But Sean has released a statement where he was showing his disapproval of Vladimir Putin saying, “Already a brutal mistake of lives taken and hearts broken, and if he doesn’t relent, I believe Mr. Putin will have made a most horrible mistake for all of humankind. After all, President Zelensky and the Ukrainian people have risen as historic symbols of courage and principle.
In addition, Ukraine is the tip of the spear for the democratic embrace of dreams. But, if we allow it to fight alone, we are losing our soul as America.” As for Ben Stiller, he has been supportive of the UN Refugee Agency for some time where he flew to Poland to meet with Ukrainian refugees and then meet with President Zelensky as well where he posted a video on his Instagram saying, “I’m meeting people who have been impacted by the war, and hearing how it’s changed their lives. War and violence are devastating people all over the world. Nobody chooses to flee their homes. Seeking safety is a right and everyone needs to uphold it for every person.”