So, the singer-turned-presidential-candidate responded to Penn's criticism on The Gayle King Show:
"The first thing I'd like to say to Sean Penn is that the area which he operates in Haiti is one area in particular," Jean said in response to the actor's claims that the rapper had been a "non-presence" in the country for the past six months.
"He hasn't seen me for six months—I've been going to Haiti for over five years…I am not absent in Haiti, maybe the tent city you're in, maybe I'm absent in that…My country is not a city of tents, meaning I can't use the excuse of people living in tents to say that I'm going to make Haiti a better place. I would like to tell Sean Penn I do not react on emotions when it comes to the Haitian people. I do not have to sacrifice my life and live inside of the tents to prove I am for the Haitian people."
Hmm, interesting choice of words. What do U think?
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