Sean Penn Named Newest Ambassador To Haiti

With devastating effects still felt all throughout Haiti from an earthquake that happened two years ago the country is looking for as much help as they can get and they are receiving it from actor Sean Penn.

Penn was named on Saturday as the newest Haiti ambassador because of all the relief work the A-List actor has done to help secure a better future for the people of Haiti.

The job was offered to Sean Penn by the Haitian foreign minister Laurent Lamothe at the Cinema for Peace benefit at the Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills.

In hearing about the invitation he said “I do accept” while adding that it would be nice to “change being called hey you (bleep), to hey Mr. Ambassador!”

At the event $5 million was raised to help in recover efforts in Haiti. Among the A-list crowd in attendance was Demi Moore, Melanie Griffith, George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Orlando Bloom, Mel Gibson, James Gandolfini and Hilary Swank.

Among the nights biggest auction buys were Damien Rice who bought Bono’s guitar for $475,000 and Danny Moder who paid $50,000 for the right to travel with Sean Penn on a trip to Haiti.

Are you surprised to learn that Sean Penn has been named as an ambassador to the earthquake ravaged region?