Guillen defends criticism of Sean Penn

Chicago White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen took to Twitter Monday to defend his slamming of actor Sean Penn, an advocate of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.

Guillen, a Venezuela native, criticized Penn for his Huffington Post column last week in which the actor said the socialist leader was not a dictator.

The Oscar winner added that the US Government was lying about Chavez and said calling him a dictator is "defamation, not only to President Chavez, but also to the majority of Venezuelan people, poor people who have elected him president time and time again."

The outspoken Guillen, who has landed in hot water over previous Twitter postings, fired up and called Penn a clown.

"Sean penn if you love venezuela please move to venezuela for a year," Guillen tweeted about Penn’s views, adding "But rent a house in guarenas or guatire to see how long you last clown," referencing two cities located outside the country’s capital of Caracas.

After garnering attention for his blatant comments over the weekend, Guillen invited "the stupid ones who don’t want to see my Twitter" to stop following his account, in his Monday posting written in Spanish.

Though Penn has a Twitter account, he has yet to engage Guillen over his challenge to move to the South American nation.

In April, the 47-year-old was suspended for two games and fined an undisclosed amount when he tweeted in protest to a call made during a baseball game, violating Major League Baseball’s social media policy about using electronic equipment during a game.