While we all watch the struggle as The Middle East fights for freedom, there is another important struggle going on right here in the United States that could impact millions of us. Mega-television star and “tequila and coke advocate” Charlie Sheen is doing battle with Warner Brothers and Chuck Lorre, creator of the mysteriously super-popular “Two And A Half Men”. Warner shut down production of the series for the remainder of the season after Charlie went public over his dissatisfaction with Chuck Lorre. Sheen sent the following letter to TMZ yesterday detailing his dissatisfaction with Lorre (who for some reason he has renamed Haim Levine):
“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…”
Contaminated little maggot…. earthworm…. these are powerful words. And those of us who remember Sheen (whose real name is Carlos Irwin Estevez) from Platoon and Scary Movie 4 do not take the threat of entering his octagon and being pummelled by his fire breathing fists lightly. Obviously like the freedom fighters in Libya, Charlie is undergoing his own battle for freedom (or at least he seems to share the anti-semitism of much of The Middle East). In any case, what would a world without Two And A Half Men be like? And just what is Charlie Sheen saying? I think that is the question his beautiful and loyal fans need to consider.