The Oscars were just about to wind down to a soft landing when Sean Penn came out on to the stage to present the last award of the night.
Instead of just going with the plan and letting everyone know what film won the Oscar for Best Picture, Penn made an immigration joke.
Before announcing that Mexican director Alejandro Iñárritu's “Birdman” had just one best picture, Penn shouted "Who gave this son of a b***h a green card?"
It was an odd way to end the night.
Twitter responded by both shaming Penn for his joke, and reminding the world of allegations that he had physically abused Madonna:
Sean Penn personifying everything wrong w the academy wowwwwie— kathrynpower (@kpsnaxx) February 23, 2015
Sean Penn should be ripped by critics tomorrow...insensitive jerk move..but least Oscars remembered for something #Oscars2015— Bill Plaschke (@BillPlaschke) February 23, 2015
— Fashionista.com (@Fashionista_com) February 23, 2015
yeah, iñárritu. thank you for taking back your and our dignity from that sanctimonious a-hole woman abuser sean penn.— J. Escobedo Shepherd (@jawnita) February 23, 2015
Birdman was really good but Sean Penn is an infected hair follicle of a man.— Erin Gloria Ryan (@morninggloria) February 23, 2015
Sean Penn wants that joke back— Rob Huebel (@robhuebel) February 23, 2015