WATCH: Sean Penn Pegs Dick Cheney as an "Embittered Bacteria of Humanity" Who Created ISIS

During a visit to Conan O’Brien’s talk show, Sean Penn took a minute to call out Dick Cheney – whom he called an “embittered bacteria of humanity” – for creating ISIS and just generally being a terrible human being.


Crediting “bionic technology” for even keeping him alive, Penn went on to offer tongue-in-cheek thanks to the former Vice President. “These are the guys – he and President Bush and some others – who invented DAESH or ISIS. I mean, they really are that which created it. So, I wanted to give him a shout out. Thanks for that.”

He contrasted Cheney with “beautiful, brilliant, impactful” Harvey Milk, the late American politician who was the first out gay man to hold public office in the U.S., and whom Penn portrayed in the 2005 biopic “Milk.”

“And then you got the Cheneys,” Penn lamented.

From there the conversation turned to Cuba, where Conan recently shot an episode, and Haiti, where Penn encouraged the late-night host to next visit. Check out Penn’s great rant below. 

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