From Sean Penn to Bernie Sanders, praise for Venezuela’s socialist paradise was all the rage…until the mask slipped off in a frenzy of torture and mass murder.

Now with Venezuela descending into a hellstorm of mass starvation and street executions, who were the mainstream liberals praising this murderous regime and why aren’t they taking back their endorsements?​

Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez had no more a loyal supporter in Hollywood than that of unstable leftist Sean Penn, who was in tears upon Chavez’s 2013 death.

“Today the people of the United States lost a friend it never knew it had. And poor people around the world lost a champion,” said Penn in a statement to the Hollywood Reporter. “I lost a friend I was blessed to have. My thoughts are with the family of President Chávez and the people of Venezuela.”

“Venezuela and its revolution will endure under the proven leadership of vice president [Nicolas] Maduro,” Penn added.

Now with Maduro shooting Venezuelans in the streets, Penn is strangely silent.

Director and conspiracy theorist Oliver Stone is another Venezuelan cheerleader currently hiding in the locker room.

“I mourn a great hero to the majority of his people and those who struggle throughout the world for a place,” Stone also told the Reporter upon Chavez’s death. “Hated by the entrenched classes, Hugo Chávez will live forever in history. My friend, rest finally in a peace long earned.”

Stone also has no comment on the violence Chavez left as his legacy.

Fellow director Michael Moore also repeatedly threw his weight behind Venezuela’s socialist dictatorship.

“Hugo Chavez declared the oil belonged 2 the ppl. He used the oil $ 2 eliminate 75% of extreme poverty, provide free health & education 4 all,” Moore declared on Twitter March 13.

“We spoke for over an hour. He said he was happy 2 finally meet someone Bush hated more than him,” Moore told reporters about a 2009 face-to-face meeting between the two socialists.

But with that extreme poverty now enveloping the entire country, Moore has gone silent on the issue.

And one of Venezuela’s most vocal supporters was fellow socialist Bernie Sanders.

“These days, the American dream is more apt to be realized in South America, in places such as Ecuador, Venezuela and Argentina, where incomes are actually more equal today than they are in the land of Horatio Alger,” Sanders said in a 2011 op-ed.

“Who’s the banana republic now?” Sanders taunted.

Well, with Venezuela now in flames and pools of blood, the answer is clear.

“The death toll in Venezuela’s six-week wave of anti-government unrest has risen to at least 42, according to the state prosecutor’s office, which announced three deaths Tuesday,” Newsweek reports.

“Hundreds of thousands of people have taken to the streets in recent weeks, angry about food shortages, a medical crisis and soaring inflation.

Protesters are demanding elections, freedom for jailed activists, foreign aid to offset an economic crisis, and autonomy for the opposition-controlled legislature.”

Penn, Stone, Moore and Sanders have no comment.