Friday, February 25, 2011

Et Tu, Charlie?

First there was Charlie Sheen's hilariously unhinged and splenetic rant aimed at his sitcom's producer--
What does this say about Haim Levine [Chuck Lorre] after he tried to use his words to judge and attempt to degrade me. I gracefully ignored this folly for 177 shows ... I fire back once and this contaminated little maggot can't handle my power and can't handle the truth. I wish him nothing but pain in his silly travels especially if they wind up in my octagon. Clearly I have defeated this earthworm with my words -- imagine what I would have done with my fire breathing fists. I urge all my beautiful and loyal fans who embraced this show for almost a decade to walk with me side-by-side as we march up the steps of justice to right this unconscionable wrong.
Remember these are my people ... not yours...we will continue on together...
--followed shortly thereafter by Charlie Sheen's "clarification" in which he explained that referring to said producer via the Hebraic should in no way be construed as an instance of "anti-Semitism."
I have to go with Charlie (real name: Carlos Estevez) on that one. I think he'd be as likely lash out at anyone he thought was standing in the way of his two million per episode paycheck. Had the dude been, say, Japanese instead of Jewish, no doubt he would have made some wisecrack about Pearl Harbor or something, and that, too, would have been seen as "racist." I guess what I'm trying to say is at this late stage of Charlie's brain-cell-depleted, corroded-liver life, his words are entirely reflective of who and what he is--a rich, powerful TV star with serious alcohol, drug and porno dependencies and an overweening but completely understandable sense of entitlement, but, in the absence of other evidence, likely not a Jew-hater.

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