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People Had One Quick Question About Sean Penn's Green Card Joke

To answer his question: The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service. I mean, if I had to guess.

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The 2015 Oscars were filled with song, genuine moments of inspiration, and Sean Penn.

Specifically, Sean Penn making a green card joke about Birdman director Alejandro González Iñárritu.

ABC / Via oscar.go.com

Iñárritu, for his part, said Penn's joke was "hilarious," and noted that the two "have that kind of brutal relationship where only true friendship can survive," forged during their work together on 2003's 21 Grams.

oscar.go.com / Via oscar.go.com

Immigration was also a theme of the Mexican director's acceptance speech, during which he called for "dignity and respect" for immigrants and referred to the United States as "an immigration nation."

But there's just something about the joke that's just...

And yet nobody asked Eddie Redmayne who gave him his green card...#Iñarritu #Oscars2015

Mariana_Atencio@marianaatencioFollow

And yet nobody asked Eddie Redmayne who gave him his green card...#Iñarritu #Oscars2015

9:27 PM - 22 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

Hmmm...

Quick question: where were the 'green card' revocation jokes about Eddie Redmayne? #turnoffforwhat #Oscars

Jen Jones@followjenjonesFollow

Quick question: where were the 'green card' revocation jokes about Eddie Redmayne? #turnoffforwhat #Oscars

7:14 AM - 23 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

Can't quite put my finger on it...

Aint no one ask Eddie Redmayne where his green card was when he won best actor 🔍👀

TMMY@ttxaoFollow

Aint no one ask Eddie Redmayne where his green card was when he won best actor

10:54 AM - 23 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

The more I think about it...

BTW, I'm still waiting for the green card jokes on Eddie Redmayne or any of the other Brits in attendance at tonight's #Oscars

Nina Terrero@Nina_TerreroFollow

BTW, I'm still waiting for the green card jokes on Eddie Redmayne or any of the other Brits in attendance at tonight's #Oscars

9:33 PM - 22 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

It's almost as if...

who the hell gave Eddie Redmayne a green card amirite?

Spelling Eros@titoperezFollow

who the hell gave Eddie Redmayne a green card amirite?

9:11 PM - 22 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

Sean Penn's joke about his pal's legal status...

eddie redmayne isn't from america where's his green card joke

sophia@kombuchapapiFollow

eddie redmayne isn't from america where's his green card joke

9:36 AM - 23 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

Presents an idea...

P.S. did anyone joke where Eddie Redmayne got his green card? Right, because immigrants are only brown and yellow, but never White.

Film Fatale@FilmFatale_NYCFollow

P.S. did anyone joke where Eddie Redmayne got his green card? Right, because immigrants are only brown and yellow, but never White.

6:27 AM - 23 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

That makes it something other than just an inside joke...

#SeanPenn: Were any of the other non-American born winner introduced by their green card status? Eddie Redmayne isn't American born.

Estela Balderas@pilsengirlFollow

#SeanPenn: Were any of the other non-American born winner introduced by their green card status? Eddie Redmayne isn't American born.

9:47 PM - 22 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

Between two famous dudes.

@thelatintimes it's just funny how non one asked about Eddie Redmayne's immigration status. The green card "joke" attached to skin color

Mel@ultras_melFollow

@thelatintimes it's just funny how non one asked about Eddie Redmayne's immigration status. The green card "joke" attached to skin color

8:26 AM - 23 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

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