Sean Penn Calls AI a ‘Human Obscenity,’ Slams Producers as a ‘Bankers Guild’

May 19, 2023

“My full support is with the writers guild. There are a lot of new concepts that are being tossed about, including the use of AI. And it just strikes me as human obscenity that there’s been a pushback [from the studios] on that.”Penn also slammed producers as a “bankers guild” and added that “the first thing we should do in these [strike] conversations is change the [name of the] Producers Guild and title them how they behave, which is the bankers guild. It’s difficult for so many writers and people in the industry who cannot work.”After the press conference, Penn released a statement to Variety saying, “I misspoke. Ka-ching ka-ching ka-ching of insurance.