Looks like being pissed off at the world helped…
Sean Penn just raised $2 million for Haiti while at the Cannes Film Festival!
This comes right on the heels of Penn yelling at the world for abandoning Haiti after their 2010 earthquake, and it seems like Penn's and Paul Haggis' idea to fundraise at the even more than paid off.
The event was the first ever for the festival since 1996, and was the first time that three separate charities banded together to help one cause.
The last time the festival did anything like this came in the form of benefit screenings!
The main breadwinner for the charities was the auction. It included a three day trip to Haiti WITH Sean Penn (each of the three bidders who won promised over $128k each!), a Bono guitar, a lunch date with a Victoria's Secret Angel, and VIP access to their 2012 fashion show!
So fab! We're glad that Sean witness that while some people may have forgotten, not everyone in the world has!
Raising awareness again will certainly help people come back around!
[Image via WENN.]