Twitter is bashing Sean Penn over the #MeToo poem in his new book

To be a poet, or not to be? That is the question.
 
On Wednesday, Sean Penn’s new book, Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff, was released, and the reviews are not pretty. On Tuesday, Claire Fallon from the Huffington Post described the book as  “an exercise in ass-showing, a 160-page self-own.”
 
But why? Twitter might argue that it’s because of the six-page poem he includes about the #MeToo movement. Penn references a few of the men who have been recently accused of sexual misconduct, such as Louis C.K. and Charlie Rose.
 
This Twitter user might say that you don’t need to read poetry on the reg to recognize that.

 
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NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 28: Actor and author Sean Penn discusses his new book 'Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff: A Novel' at Barnes & Noble Union Square on March 28, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - MARCH 26: The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and guest Sean Penn during Monday's March 26, 2018 show. (Photo by Scott Kowalchyk/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 06: Sean Penn attends the SEAN PENN J/P HRO GALA: A Gala Dinner to Benefit J/P Haitian Relief Organization and a Coalition of Disaster Relief Organizations at Milk Studios on January 6, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Greg Doherty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Image)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 06: Leonardo DiCaprio and Sean Penn attend the 7th Annual Sean Penn & Friends HAITI RISING Gala benefiting J/P Haitian Relief Organization on January 6, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for J/P HRO Gala)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 06: Sean Penn speaks onstage during the 7th Annual Sean Penn & Friends HAITI RISING Gala benefiting J/P Haitian Relief Organization on January 6, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for J/P HRO Gala)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 27: Laird Hamilton and Sean Penn attend the Los Angeles premiere of 'Take Every Wave' at ArcLight Cinemas on September 27, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for IFC Films )
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 22: Actress Sean Penn is seen walking inSoho on August 22, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 23: Sean Penn is seen on August 23, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Robert Kamau/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 08: Actor Sean Penn attends the 44th Chaplin Award Gala at David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center on May 8, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 08: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Sean Penn (L) and Robert De Niro backstage during the 44th Chaplin Award Gala at David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center on May 8, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 08: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Actor Sean Penn speaks onstage during the 44th Chaplin Award Gala at David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center on May 8, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 08: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Actor Sean Penn backstage during the 44th Chaplin Award Gala at David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center on May 8, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 05: Sean Penn (L) and Damien Rice attend the Sean Penn & Friends Haiti Takes Root Benefit Dinner and Auction Supporting J/P Haitian Relief Organization, at Sotheby's on May 5, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Rebecca Smeyne/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 05: Actor Sean Penn attends Sean Penn & Friends HAITI TAKES ROOT: A Benefit Dinner & Auction to Reforest & Rebuild Haiti to Support J/P Haitian Relief Organization at Sotheby's on May 5, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for J/P Haitian Relief Organization )
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 05: Sean Penn attends The Sean Penn & Friends Haiti Takes Root benefit dinner and auction supporting J/P Haitian Relief Organization at Sotheby's on May 5, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Toth/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 29: Actor Sean Penn attends the MOCA Gala 2017 at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA on April 29, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 07: (L-R) Actress/model Dylan Penn, co-host Sean Penn, and actor Hopper Penn attend the 6th Annual Sean Penn & Friends HAITI RISING Gala Benefiting J/P Haitian Relief Organizationat Montage Hotel on January 7, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for J/P Haitian Relief Organization )
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 07: Co-host Sean Penn speaks onstage during the 6th Annual Sean Penn & Friends HAITI RISING Gala Benefiting J/P Haitian Relief Organizationat Montage Hotel on January 7, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for J/P Haitian Relief Organization )
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Penn was also critiqued on the quality of the poem itself.

 
And many addressed his personal history of alleged sexual misconduct with ex-wife Madonna.

 
This guy took it upon himself to rewrite Penn’s “sexist” poem — non-politely asking him to keep his mouth shut.
 
 
Do you think Penn will comment on the reviews on his poem?
 
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NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 24: (Exclusive Coverage) Sean Penn and Madonna attend Madonna and Steven Klein secretprojectrevolution at the Gagosian Gallery on September 24, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images)
NEW YORK CITY - JULY 13: Actor Sean Penn and singer Madonna on July 13, 1987 leave for an after party for Madonna's Who's That Girl World Tour Concert at Madison Square Garden in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Madonna & Sean Penn in Los Angeles, California (Photo by Barry King/WireImage)
NEW YORK CITY - AUGUST 28: Singer Madonna and actor Sean Penn leave for the Lincoln Center's Workshop Production of 'Goose and Tomtom' Opening Night Party on August 28, 1986 at Mitzi E. Newhouse, Lincoln Center in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Madonna and Sean Penn (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
NEW YORK - AUGUST 1986: Acting couple Madonna and Sean Penn leave rehearsals for their play 'Goose and Tom Tom' in August 1986 in New York City, New York. (Photo by Vinnie Zuffante/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
Sean Penn and Madonna at the Lincoln Center in New York City, New York (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
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Singer Madonna and actor Sean Penn on the set of the film 'Shanghai Surprise', Hong Kong, February 12th 1986. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images) *** Local Caption ***
Sean Penn and Madonna at the Elaine's Restaurant in New York City, New York (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
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