You know, for a while there it was sort of seeming like Charlie Sheen was becoming, well, not normal, exactly, but maybe not quite so DUH WINNING TIGER BLOOD BITCHIN' ROCK STAR FROM MARS I'M AN F-18 BRO ADONIS DNA. He donated $75K to help a 10-year-old girl who's battling cancer, and he gave Lindsay Lohan $100K for ... okay, probably for blow, but supposedly for her tax debt. Of course, he also attributed his ex-Two and a Half Men costar Angus T. Jones' public meltdown as an "emotional tsunami" caused by the show creator's "hive of oppression," but my point here is that lately, Charlie Sheen's behavior has been surprisingly uncontroversial.
Well, we can now set our Days Between Outrageous Charlie Sheen Moments clocks back to zero, because last Friday night in Cabo San Lucas, he was caught on video shouting a homophobic slur into the crowd. Even more obnoxious? His public "apology."
Apparently Sheen was promoting the opening of his new bar in Mexico -- called, creatively, Epic Bar -- when he took to the stage to introduce some musical acts. "How we doing?" he shouted, before progressing to,
Lying bunch of faggot assholes, how we doing??
Naturally, TMZ has video of Sheen in action:
Personally, I'm not convinced anyone in that particular crowd was super-offended at the term, but one thing's absolutely certain: Sheen isn't taking his "apology" seriously. As he told TMZ,
I meant no ill will and intended to hurt no one and I apologize if I offended anyone.
Okay, that's pretty standard celebrity backtracking, but at least he -- oh wait, there's more:
I meant to say maggot but I have a lisp.
Aaaaaaaaand that's the Charlie Sheen we all know.
To be honest, I kind of have to give him props for not trying to bury the slur under a pile of feel-food PR damage control. I mean, look, I'm not condoning his use of the word, but it would be a ridiculous farce for him to do anything than snarkily own the moment.
As for whether or not he's still winning -- I don't know, the dude's getting paid to party in Cabo, and I'm sitting here at a laptop writing about him. Pass the tiger blood?
Do you think Charlie Sheen should make a "real" apology for the slur?
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