March 4, 2011 | 12:30 am
Posted by Misha Henckel
I can’t believe I’m writing this. I promised myself I would not get sucked into the Sheen mania that has swept across the airwaves and blanketed cyberspace, this past week. But last night, Charlie Sheen was in my dreams. No, seriously! I’m not kidding! Sheen mania has so taken-over the atmosphere that it has penetrated the dream realm. Oh my G-d! What’s a girl to do?
It’s making me crazy.
How is it that despite Sheen’s extremely unhealthy and at times allegedly violent behavior, so many people are still sympathetic towards him? Donald Trump says that CBS will soon give Charlie a raise, and get Two and a Half Men back on the air. And he would put Charlie on Celebrity Apprentice in a heartbeat. According to Donald, it’s all about ratings. The TV business is built on ratings. And Charlie Sheen equals ratings. It’s no lie. ABC’s 20/20 featured an hour with Charlie Sheen. The results? 9.3 million viewers, winner in its time slot and its highest ratings in two years.
So what’s happening here? Could it be that we’re just titillated by the manic spoutings of an unhinged drug addict? The thing is, so many interviewers, instead of calling Charlie on his s—t, seem to buy into his version of reality. Scary stuff! Piers Morgan, devotes an entire hour to Sheen, Monday night, and then calls him “alarmingly normal.” Sheen starts a Twitter account and within a couple of days has more than a million followers.
Can this really be happening?
Somewhere inside a lot of men is the desire to do and say exactly like Sheen. Charlie is “normal male on extreme steroids.” And drugs and alcohol, of course. When he says that he is a “rock star from Mars,” there are probably a million male egos throbbing in resonance. The men want to be Charlie. The women want to be with Charlie. Although, I cannot for the life of me understand why. Ladies, please! The measure of a man is the woman he’s with. In Sheen’s case, the women or “Goddesses” as he calls them are a porn star and a rather scared, pathetic looking girl. I mean, really. I’m sure they’re both in awe of the “big TV star” and clearly have zero self-esteem. They don’t know better, but we should.
On The View, Whoopi Goldberg piously states that if seeing their dad in bed with two women is “normal” for Charlie’s kids then it’s fine. What the heck! Have we no standards anymore? Is monogamy out the door? Are we devolving as a society? Now, anything goes?
Well I think it all stinks! We need to get a grip on ourselves, get Sheen of the air, and fill our airwaves and cyberspace with issues that really matter.
Fat chance of that happening, I know. But I just needed to say it.
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