The Surreal Meets Katrina

Sean Penn headed to New Orleans to aid the victims of Katrina, and all didn’t go as well as planned.

Penn had planned to rescue children waylaid by Katrina’s flood waters, but apparently forgot to plug a hole in the bottom of the vessel, which began taking water within seconds of its launch.

The actor, known for his political activism, was seen wearing what appeared to be a white flak jacket and frantically bailing water out of the sinking vessel with a red plastic cup.

Relief was also been given by e.l.f. Cosmetics.

“e.l.f. Cosmetics has created 10,000 special Hurricane Katrina Relief Beauty Kits that include pressed powder, shimmering facial whip, lip moisturizer, lip gloss and mascara,” states a press release. “e.l.f. Cosmetics would like to do as much as they can to provide relief to this devastating situation. Thousands of people are without any of their belongings. Although makeup is a secondary need, e.l.f. hopes to get people back on track. This is a small token, but it’s a start.”

That just smacks as opportunistic self-promotion in the face of tragedy.

Sean Penn’s rescue bid sinks [Herald Sun]
No Relief In Sight [Pae Six]

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