CBS Pulls Plug On Charlie Sheen’s Show After Incendiary Radio Interview
After an interview with radio host Alex Jones, where Charlie Sheen blasted his producers and made comments possibly interpreted as anti-Semitic, CBS has pulled the plug on his television show for the season.
The decision was based on the “totality of Charlie Sheen’s statements, conduct and condition,” the companies said in a joint statement Thursday. The show’s future was not addressed.
Sheen made pointed barbs about “Two and a Half Men” producer Chuck Lorre, whose real name is Charles Levine.
In his interview with Jones, Sheen repeatedly evoked violent images and ideas. He also derided Lorre in an attack that reeked of anti-Semitism.
“There’s something this side of deplorable that a certain Chaim Levine – yeah, that’s Chuck’s real name – mistook this rock star for his own selfish exit strategy, bro. Check it, Alex: I embarrassed him in front of his children and the world by healing at a pace that his unevolved mind cannot process,” Sheen said.
“Last I checked, Chaim, I spent close to the last decade effortlessly and magically converting your tin cans into pure gold. And the gratitude I get is this charlatan chose not to do his job, which is to write,” he said.
After the announcement, TMZ posted an open letter from Sheen to the show’s producers, calling Lorre a “contaminated little maggot” and wishing the producer “nothing but pain.” Sheen tried to rally his fans to protest.
“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,” he wrote.
In the Jones interview, Sheen also denounced Alcoholics Anonymous.
In the interview with Jones, Sheen had harsh words for Alcoholics Anonymous. He referred to it as a “bootleg cult” with a 5 percent success rate, compared to his own “100 percent” success rate.
One of the group’s mottos, he said, is, “‘Don’t be special. Be one of us.’ News flash: I am special and I will never be one of you.”Click here for reuse options!
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