Saturday, January 29, 2011

POOR BABY …


It’s just SOOOO sad. An emergency run to the hospital for a “hiatal hernia problem” and then Rehab…surprise, surprise. I’m actually a bit astounded that his medical problem isn’t lodged a little closer to his anal canal … being the “A--hole” that he is !

His TV show “Two and a Half Men” has been a No. 1 hit for over two years and I find that incredibly sad. He denigrates women, he overindulges in everything and there is a constant undertone of off-color humor that we, the public, seem to lap up and make our own. Whatever happened to tenderness, understanding and just plain love and awe of life?

In case you’re wondering why I am so disgusted with Charlie Sheen it may have to do with the fact that I watch homes being destroyed every day by alcohol and drugs. His TV show stops just short of telling it like it really is and I’m sure it wouldn’t be a hit if it did. We find it so funny when he complains of a hangover or is found in the wrong place after a nighttime of “frivolity”.
How would we feel if we saw the real facts … a beaten wife, the children petrified to speak, the house a wreck and our beloved
“star” engrossed in porn?

The producers of “Two and a Half Men” have put the show on Hiatus and state: “We are profoundly concerned for his health and well-being, and support his decision”. That sounds an awful lot like enabling to me. I guess if you make enough money all else goes by the board.

(I have to admit that my emotions are very close to the surface and with good reason. Last Saturday I attended the funeral service of a dear friend who died of liver and kidney failure. He had tried AA in 1992 but didn’t last. When he died he had four years of sobriety. He was only 52!)

10 Comments:

Blogger Anvilcloud said...

Fifty-two is so young. No wonder you are raw. I have never watched that program and don't follow the stars, but even I know that he has had all sorts of substance abuse issues.

6:33 AM  
Blogger Diana said...

I agree with you completely Ginnie. I think that C.S. deserves what he gets since he chooses to live his life the way he does. I find him very arrogant and I thought that I was the only person that found his show degrading and disgusting with no moral value what so ever! And that's all that I have to say on the subject.
About your friend. I am so sorry to hear the news. My first husband and father of my children died from the physical effects brought on from alcoholism when he was only 36. I know all too well about this disease. Love Di ♥

10:28 AM  
Blogger Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Ginnie, it is really sad when stars such as CS are elevated to "star" status and the lives they lead and their performances leave so much to be desired in a human being. Yet, the public are responsible for making shows such as his popular and for similar "stars" making the big bucks. My favorite shows remain ones like The Waltons...even in reruns.

1:04 PM  
Blogger kenju said...

Ginnie, I have only watched his show one time, and I agree with you. I think it needs to be canceled and then maybe he would sit up and take notice of the train wreck his life has become.

3:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are very well allowed of your opinion, and true or not, you still don't get to bash people and THEIR choices for the mistakes of loved one. I am really sorry for your friend, truly, but life and death happens for a reason. We are dealt with a hand and we live our lives the way we want, and if in the end or middle it is not what we want anymore, we have to pay the consequences. He knows he needs help, he may not want it. It is his choice and his alone, you didn't see posts all over the internet about your friend or all those other "unfamous" people so why talk crap about the famous just because they are on the tv and paper? Unless you're going to talk about unnamed people the way you bash celebrities it is not fair and not just.

8:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I do not believe you will post my post I just sent to you because you like people agreeing and sympathizing, which is all the more power to you. I hope you do not take my previous words to be cruel or judgmental but more as a, peoples need to live their own lives and stop worrying about the famous. Have a good night.

8:52 PM  
Blogger Ginnie said...

I just want to say to "anonymous" that I value all opinions and thank you for yours. My real issue with the famous is that I feel they carry a responsibility to live up to their fame. Most of them enjoy the limelight and if they are going to be in it they shoud try to be good examples for the rest of us.
Of course he has the privilege of making his own choices (as we all do) but I feel that only a great arrogance and ego can be blind to the fact that his decisions are often deadly to others. It will be a miracle if he doesn't end up by killing himself or others on his journey.

5:24 AM  
Blogger Tossing Pebbles in the Stream said...

Humour about addictions is based on a view that the "addiction" is a moral lapse and not an illness. A lot of people still feel this way in spite of knowing they are illnesses.
It is had to imagine humour based on making fun of a person with a physical illness of crippled condition.

I would hope Charlie Sheen finds a way out of his illness. I don't know if there is a cure for his dreadful view on women and human relationships

8:55 AM  
Blogger Syd said...

I agree with you. I have not watched but about 2 minutes of his show--enough to realize that I didn't need to see it. It comes on after the national news and we both turn off the TV because neither of us wants to see him degrade himself and others. He clearly has a problem.

5:21 AM  
Blogger possum said...

I have a few rules in my house, no drugs (illegal) or alcohol, no smoking, and no Charlie Sheen. If you use the F word, you put $5 in the cuss jar which has been empty for a couple of years.
Actually, our TV is off more than on. I do not have cable or a dish, so our options are limited, but with an antenna we can get 4 different PBS channels. That is how I deal with the likes of CS as well as other sitcoms that seem to take place with everyone with a bottle in their hand or in bed.

I, too, have watched many struggle and fail and die young. It is heart breaking. Yet I have seen many succeed and live wonderful happy alcohol free lives.

Good for you saying what so many others have said or at least thought.

3:37 PM  

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