Saturday, January 15, 2011

Rewarding Bad Behavior

Did you know CBS is concerned about Charlie Sheen, star of the hit Two and a Half Men? It's his behavior of course. Assaulting his own his wife, trashing a New York hotel room, downing straight shots of vodka while entertaining porn queens in Vegas for a convention. That probably should have stayed in Vegas. But it didn't. It made the papers.

I expect one day to read where Charlie is found dead from an overdose of excess. Especially since he's 45 and shows no sign of slowing down.

I would guess CBS would be concerned by their bad boy's behavior. After all, he has children. A family. Sort of.

In my world such behavior would have gotten most people a substantial stay behind bars or in rehab. Real rehab, not Hollywood style. But his world is different than mine.

CBS and his producer, Warner Brothers Television, tell us the situation is complicated for Charlie. He goes to work and does his his job extremely well. Of course there are no plans to cancel the program.

I wonder. I don't watch the show because I don't care for Charlie Sheen. Is it just a one man show? It seems to me there must be another man and a half at the very least. Actors are replaced in hit series all the time.

Whoops! I just hit on it. It's a hit! It even increased it's audience by 2% last year! M-o-n-e-y! Why didn't I think of that right off the bat!

Could the reason CBS and Warner Brothers are "concerned" about Charlie is because they're afraid they might lose their star? My guess that outweighs their concern for his well being.

With concern like that, who needs it. Charlie certainly doesn't. But at 45 it's unlikely he'll change. It's a shame. One more life wasted so that others may profit.

I'll stick with my world, thanks.

1 comment:

Margie's Musings said...

I don't care for him either and I don't appreciate a double standard of response. If we did or me...we would either be in jail or doubt about it.

I try not to affirm bad behavior so I don't watch his program.