Sean Penn’s J/P Haitian Relief Organization (J/P HRO) and Haggis’ Artists for Peace and Justice and Nemcova’s Happy Hearts Fund are joining forces for the humanitarian event to benefit the Haitian cause. However, Sean Penn took time out of the Cannes Festival craziness to blast the media for the waning support of Haiti.
“It’s not only celebrities who went for a day,” Penn said at a Friday press conference. “It’s the whole f—ing world. It’s all of you.”
He continued, “The reason we have Haiti fatigue is because there was never a commitment in the first place.”
Sean Penn is so spot on! How many times have we read of celebrities, and other persons coming to Haiti for a photo opp? Without a consistent, committed media focus, Haiti’s progress can be stunted. Penn also went on to say that it was time for President Obama to meet with Haiti’s President Martelly.
It is time for our formidable and elegant president to stand by side with the new president of Haiti,” Penn said.
Armani will host a fund raising dinner on Friday, May 18 at the Festival Agora. All funds raised at the gala will benefit all three charities for aid in Haiti. Guests will enjoy a Haitian concert called “Carnival in Cannes” featuring authentic RaRa and Racine music from the RAM band who will be flown in from Haiti.