Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

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Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Showbiz Gossip

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President bush isn't the only one upset with South Park creators TREY PARKER and MATT STONE over their new puppet film, Team America: World Police.

Oscar winner, SEAN PENN, apparently wrote an angry letter to the comedy duo after they made fun of SEAN P DIDDY COMBS' Vote Or Die campaign to persuade US youngsters to vote in next month's presidential election.

Penn was infuriated at Stone's theory that America might elect better leaders if lazy, apathetic voters stayed at home and didn't bother to vote.

In the letter, said to have left the comic writers howling with laughter, Penn wrote: "I remember a cordial hello when you guys were beginning to be famous guys around Hollywood. I remember several times getting a few giggles out of your humour.

"I remember not being bothered as you traded on my name among others to appear witty. I never mind being of service in satire and silliness. I do mind when anybody who doesn't have a child, doesn't have a child at war or isn't or won't be in harm's way themselves is saying that there is no shame in not voting if you don't know what you are talking about. …

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