Two and a Half Men may have killed off Charlie Sheen, but the actor is still haunting the controversial CBS sitcom. In an ironic twist, the very same man who got fired from the Emmy-winning series for causing so much trouble with his boss, the show’s co-creator Chuck Lorre (among a bevy of other reasons, including his headline-grabbing personal life antics), is calling Two and a Half Men “cursed.”
In response to the Angus T. Jones controversy — the “born again” 19-year-old actor trashed the “really not funny” show for being “filth,” urging viewers to stop watching (he has since backtracked/apologized) — Sheen told People in statement, “With Angus’s Hale-Bopp-like meltdown, it is radically clear to me that the show is cursed.” CBS chose not to comment.
By all accounts, the 47-year-old Anger Management star — who has since gone on something of a redemption tour of his own over the past year — is the one who technically started the “curse.” Sheen brought a firestorm of controversy with his 2011 firing and subsequent media-fueled meltdown. Not to mention the fact that his exit brought Ashton Kutcherback to television.
Still, the most shocking thing about Sheen’s statement is that he might actually be right. With plenty of chatter suggesting that Jones should be fired for his religious-fueled remarks against the show that made him famous/buckets of money, Two and a Half Men could very well be faced with another major recasting and rebranding. Then again, the so-called “curse” has only helped Sheen (who is still, against all odds, gainfully employed in Hollywood) and the ratings powerhouse Two and a Half Men. Case in point: Kutcher, Sheen’s replacement, nabbed a whopping 28 million viewers during his first episode. Curse? What curse?
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