Controversies

Does Kal Penn Smoke Pot?

Unlike questions of back taxes, this mini-controversy for the Obama administration promises to be entertaining. Obama recently appointed Kal Penn, star of the beloved Harold & Kumar stoner films, to be associate director of the Office of Public Affairs. According to Steve Bloom, a former editor of High Times Grow America, Penn not only stars in stoner films but also once confided to him that he’s been known to take a toke or two himself. However, Penn, in an interview with The Washington Post, said he doesn’t light up. That should be good for at least two or three news cycles on The O’Reilly Factor.