He's a drug addict.
Okay, so everyone in the world is talking about Charlie Sheen. I was going to avoid falling into that cycle, of being a part of the machine that he is trying to create - negative publicity triumphing over good publicity because let's be honest - negative publicity always creates more chatter.
However, I'd heard today that the network is "in talks" with him regarding not cancelling his show. I'd be more inclined to say that they're the ones with sanity issues.
Since when do you let an actor take you hostage? Let's be honest - he's only the talent. Since when does he get to call the shots. Since when does bullying allow you to get your way? Last I knew, that was a lesson we teach our children in kindergarten....?
I was always under the impression that actors on any show are under contract to not engage in illegal activities? I'm pretty sure that talent prior to him has been released from performing due to their "recreational activities" - he's surely not the first, nor will he be the last. And while he can cry sanctimony regarding never being late for work or missing cues - the truth of the matter is that he's engaging in not only reckless behaviour - but illegal behavior above all. How he wasn't arrested for the amounts of narcotics that were removed from his home is beyond me. Last I remembered - cocaine possession was illegal.
So color me stupid Charlie -- but while you rant and rave about how you're so openly a drug user -- remember, not everyone is going to subscribe to your school of thought -- including the networks. So if this is the lifestyle that one chooses to lead - then one needs to suffer the consequences, and typically - unemployment is usually one of them. Don't like it.....don't do it.
Listen my friend - you are a drug addict. Just because you publicly embrace the fact that you enjoy being one, doesn't make you and less of an addict - nor does it make it legal. So get off your horse, shut your mouth and go do your drugs. Just don't expect the rest of the world to accept it.