I was hanging out with a close guy friend last week and while we were watching news about Sheen’s latest exploits on the radio, I was kind of taken aback by the “Why don’t they leave ole Charlie alone!” attitude my friend seemed to have.
Really now? It’s bad enough that the guy is addicted to cocaine, leading to the elimination of his sitcom and costing innocent bystanders their jobs, but the guy has a long history of being a violent and verbally abusive criminal.
Now mind you this site probably doesn’t have the rigor of the New England Journal of Medicine or anything, but after reading his timeline of activities, I really have to wonder why this guy is given so many passes and excuses. Because he’s a celebrity? Because he’s a classic bad boy-man that guys look up to? Because he’s rich? Because he’s…do I dare say this here…white?
Not that I’m a fan of this one either, but when you look at the public derison that Lindsay Lohan has earned and compare it to what Charlie has received, you see a huge disparity, with Lindsay being the loser. And as far as I know she’s never been accused of domestic violence, hasn’t been divorced multiple times following accusations of violence, or put any innocent children through undeserved pain and anguish. WTF? Is this fair?