UPDATE: 3/7 Warner Brothers Television announced it has fired actor Charlie Sheen from the CBS sitcom “Two and a Half Men.”
What happens when the highest paid actor on TV goes on a rant about his boss and Thomas Jefferson? Lots of people lose their jobs! Bad boy, Charlie Sheen and star of Two and A Half Men fame lost the plot in a randomly incoherent radio show diatribe that prompted CBS to shut down production on his hit show. Sheen has had problems with drug, alcohol and sex addictions, in the past, but his latest insulting antics were the last straw. His televised response to the network’s decision was in an interview on Today that left most of us scratching our heads and wondering what in the heck he is talking about. Despite passing his drug tests (good for you!), instead of begging for his job back, he said he’s waiting for the network to come crawling back to him, with a 50% pay increase. Yeah…good luck with that, Chuck! Maybe you can close your eyes, click your heels and make it so?!
It’s difficult to teach our kids to take responsibility for their actions, especially when they are embarrassed and have lashed out irrationally. It happens. We know it’s hard to ask for help when things are spinning out of control. It’s much easier to heap the blame on someone, or something else. To project frustrations on external factors rather than look deep inside and try to fix what is broken or heal what is hurt. His erratic behavior may or may not be due to drug and/or alcohol abuse, it may simply be that he has lost the plot. Either way, it takes a real man to accept responsibility for his behavior and realize that they have the power to change it, instead of playing the blame game. O-MAMA’s teach our kids that “you can’t blame anyone but yourself” when their actions get them into trouble. Sheen’s actions have cost hundreds of people their livelihoods. An honest man would fess up and take his lumps, but this man is lying to himself about his state of mind. He needs help. He can try to spin it all he wants, but we all can see it happening. Sadly, we are watching him publicly self-destruct. WOW. If he continues this chapter of denial, this story is not going to end well. Where are his family and friends to get him back on the right page? MAMAs – what would you do?
- Extreme optimism
- Inflated self-esteem
- Poor judgment
- Rapid speech
- Racing thoughts
- Aggressive behavior
- Agitation or irritation
- Increased physical activity
- Risky behavior
- Spending sprees or unwise financial choices
- Increased drive to perform or achieve goals
- Increased sex drive
- Decreased need for sleep
- Inability to concentrate
- Careless or dangerous use of drugs or alcohol
- Frequent absences from work or school
- Delusions or a break from reality (psychosis)
Hmmm? We’re not doctors, but we’re moms and we know that he need some professional advice.