If you had any question about whether Charlie Sheen sucks, let his recent homophobic slur guide your way: he sucks.
Charlie was in Cabo San Lucas hosting the opening of his bar at hotel El Ganzo, when he got on stage and said, “How we doing? … Lying bunch of f**got a**holes, how we doing?”
Really, dude? Are you trying to get rid of the very few points you have left? You can’t say that. Even if you think it will get you a laugh. Even if you’re in Mexico and are operating under the now-well-debunked myth that what happens in Cabo stays in Cabo. It doesn’t.
Apparently Charlie told TMZ, “I meant no ill will and intended to hurt no one and and I apologize if I offended anyone.” He also said, “I meant to say maggot but I have a lisp.”
Aaaaannnddd genuine apology officially ruined.
Are we really going to accept that as an apology? Last time I checked, the “I can’t say my m’s so I say f’s instead” lisp isn’t well documented as a thing. I’ve never met Charlie Sheen before, but I can just imagine the smirk on his face as he dropped that little line.
Well, Chucky Boy, I’m not buying. You don’t feel bad for what you said, you just issued the rote apology and then you completely undercut it with a joke.
Charlie’s joke excuse is part of a larger lack of accountability problem in our society. People say dumb shit and then have to scramble to cover their tracks. And let’s be clear. I’m not putting any onus on celebrities I don’t put on any other no-name in the world. It’s just that celebrities are the ones who get caught the most and have to apologize for it.
Guys, it’s almost a new year. Can we agree on one thing? Can we agree that people being gay or Muslim or Hispanic or a woman or African American or Jewish or Asian or disabled or mentally ill or anything else you can think of is not something we are going to make fun of? Really. We can do better. We are better. Charlie Sheen, apparently, is not.