Last night when I wrote about Charlie Sheen’s Detroit flameout I described him as a jerk. Many of you agreed. Many did not. The dissenters said Sheen is ill. I think Tricia’s and Wanda’s comments sum it up nicely:
Although Charlie Sheen has been the fodder of many news media, late night talk shows and blogs we need to focus on his mental state and not make light of or criticize his recent actions without knowing the facts.
Charlie Sheen needs some therapeutic assistance ASAP. This guy is not all there
I’ve read the comments and really thought about this a lot. I have little direct experience dealing with someone with a substance abuse problem as Charlie Sheen seems to have. Was I too judgmental?
It will be good if Sheen gets the help he obviously needs. No one, certainly not me, wants to see someone who is ill go untreated.
On the other hand his behavior affects others. People are out of work. Business relationships have dissolved. I can only speculate the toll this is taking on his family.
School me if I’m wrong, but I don’t think Charlie gets a pass. Addiction or not he’s acting like a jerk.