Kal Penn: Rep.-elect Tulsi Gabbard is my 'homie'

The 35-year-old entertainer also included a link to a Change.org petition urging Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie (D) to appoint the soon-to-be congresswoman to Inouye’s Senate seat.

Inouye died last week at the age of 88.

When a Twitter user responded to Penn’s message about Gabbard, writing, “great more war hawks,” Penn replied, “aww booo so cynical & negative. Be part of the solution. #AllLove #HugItOut.”

Penn has played the free-spirited and funny-smelling-cigarette-loving character Kumar Patel in a number of “Harold and Kumar” movies. He has also had recurring roles on the TV series “House” and “How I Met Your Mother.” 

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