Are you one of the million folks who signed up to follow the latest Hollywood “star” to crash and burn in public? We are not following Charlie’s tweets. Neither Lisa nor I have ever watched an episode of Two and a Half Men either. We’ve seen a few scenes and that was enough. His antics off screen were enough for us to filter that show from our limited TV viewing. And it seems that was a good decision in hind-sight.
I felt sad to see his recent interviews this week. Of course, Lisa and I were as surprised as you at his answers. But I felt the interview on ABC was a poor one anyway. I’m not defending Sheen, but Andrea Canning’s reactions showed she was judging him and his answers to her questions. Sheen appears to lay it on thick and he goes on to provide the most outrageous answers as a result. You can watch part of Canning’s interview here. As shocking as his answers are, a good reporter is supposed to stay objective.
Since then, he’s been interviewed by Jeff Rossen of the Today Show and in the last couple of days had his kids taken away.
I find it more shocking that hundreds of thousands of people are watching the latest Charlie Sheen “Reality TV” episode with the expectation that they’ll be one of the first to re-tweet his final micro blog before he OD’s on something. It’s a morbid fascination. Have all of us gotten so numb with entertainment that the only thing that piques our interest is watching someone self-destruct on national TV?
Do yourself a favor, un-follow Charlie. Turn off the follow up interviews and say a prayer for Sheen and his family. Pray that someone close to him takes the keys out of the ignition before Sheen’s car goes over the cliff.