We would need a whole new article if we wanted to recount every controversy that Charlie Sheen has been a part of; hell, we would also probably need a new website to handle all of that information. But we would be remiss if we didn’t focus on the latest Two And A Half Men controversy that followed Sheen after a very public battle with the show's creator, Chuck Lorre.
This feud was played out beautifully in the media and led to the coining of Sheen catchphrases such as “Winning”, “Tiger Blood," and the term “Vatican Assassin.” Personal meltdowns are always comedy gold, and when Sheen’s downward spiral and bitterness went viral for the world to see, people seemingly couldn’t get enough. However, like most other fads, eventually they did have enough, and now Sheen is left to pick up the pieces of his career after permanently sullying it with his wacky outbursts.
Kutcher, on the other hand, had steered clear of controversy until his June 2011 spat with the Village Voice. After Kutcher championed the cause against child sex slavery, he told Piers Morgan that there were “between 100,000 and 300,000 child sex slaves in the United States today.” But the Village Voice pointed out that Kutcher’s figures were allegedly wrong, and the numbers were actually closer to only being in the hundreds per year. This led to an ugly, public battle when Kutcher claimed that the Village Voice supported child sex slavery and begged companies to pull their ads from the paper.
While Sheen may have had numerous public meltdowns over the years, they were always filled with drugs, hookers, and plenty of laughs. Not much is funny about Kutcher desperately attempting to be “in vogue” by caring about issues he knows nothing about.
The edge goes to: Charlie Sheen
[Via The Village Voice, The Gawker]