Kerrie Mitchell
August 06, 2010 AT 08:46 PM EDT

Sean Penn told CNN that he’s skeptical of Wyclef Jean’s bid to become Haiti’s president, saying that Jean has been a “non-presence” during the relief efforts. Penn has been deeply involved in Haiti since last January’s earthquake including running a camp for survivors. Said Penn during the interview, “Right now, I worry that this is a campaign that is more about a vision of flying around the world talking to people as he said.”

Update: Wyclef Jean defended himself, responding to Penn’s comments on The Gayle King Show: “What I want Sean Penn to know is, if I was not in Haiti after [former president] Jean-Bertrand Aristide left, if I did not create [my charity] Yéle Haiti to start stopping the violence, even him coming to Haiti would not have been possible today.” [People]

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