Sean Penn Appointed Haitian Ambassador
- Monday, January 16, 2012 11:52 AM
LOS ANGELES, USA (defend.ht) - Sean Penn has accepted the job of Ambassador for Haiti, where he has spent the last two years managing a tent camp for displaced Haitians after the earthquake.
Sean Penn will now be the "ambassador at large" for the Caribbean nation.
Penn was offered the position by Haitian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Laurent Lamothe, while at the Cinema for Peace benefit in Los Angeles on Saturday night.
Picking up a humanitarian award for his work in Haiti, he told the crowd: "I do accept [the job]," before adding it would be nice to be "called, 'Hey Mr. Ambassador.'"
Another celebrity, supermodel Petra Nemcova became an Honorary Consul to Haiti in December.
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