Merry Christmas, Charlie!
Normally I wouldn’t bother being snarky about actor Charlie Sheen and his ongoing problems with the law. It’s just too easy.
He pleaded guilty this week to assaulting his wife, and was sentenced to drug and alcohol rehabilitation. You may recall Sheen was arrested after his wife told police he pulled a knife on her and threatened to have her killed last Christmas.
As part of the plea deal, Sheen agreed to three months of probation in which he can’t drink “an excessive amount” of alcohol. He was also ordered to attend 36 hours of anger management classes.
But then I saw these photos, of Sheen blowing kisses to “fans” and giving a fist salute outside the courthouse.
Has the fricking world gone nuts? Where do you find “fans” to cheer a guy on his way to plead guilty to assaulting his wife on Christmas Day?
What were they shouting at him? Maybe stuff like, “We’ll watch your sitcom no matter what, Charlie! Don’t worry, we’re too dumb to change the channel!”
And under the circumstances, is the clenched fist gesture just some kind of tasteless parody?
The worst possible scenario is that maybe these “fans” were totally oblivious to what was going on, but their personal policy is simply to cheer Charlie Sheen anytime they see him, no matter what. Think about that.
Meanwhile, I guess I’d better wrap this up now, in case Charlie flunks those anger management classes.
Actor Charlie Sheen blows kisses towards fans as he arrives for a sentencing hearing at the Pitkin County Courthouse in Aspen, Colorado August 2, 2010. Sheen was expected to be sentenced for assaulting his wife during an alcohol-fueled Christmas Day quarrel in Aspen. REUTERS/Rick Wilking