Like any good Internet meme, there comes a point of saturation where sheer delight turns to absolute disgust and overload. Take that sheer disgust and multiply it by three and there you have it: Charlie Sheen.
Charlie has always been a fixture in Hollywood. Remember Wall Street, Platoon, and Major League?
Nominated for almost every major award in showbiz, Sheen is now better known for his recent role as coked-out crazy in la-la land rather than as a leading man in La-La land.
Sheen has been in trouble with the law for years thanks to his taste for drugs and hookers.
Once married to the Hollywood Madam Heidi Fleis, Sheen has bounced between various models and porn stars.
He even “accidentally” shot his fiancé in the arm, which, needless to say, resulted in her dumping him a few months later.
Charged with various levels of assault, battery and drug possession, Sheen most recently made headlines when he entered a public scuffle with a hooker in a coke-fuel rampage that left a room in the Plaza completely trashed.
Next thing we know, a security guard finds Sheen half passed out in a Vegas bathroom after hours and hours of partying on the Strip.
The train wreck only started to become really interesting when Charlie Sheen starting missing days of work on the set of his TV show, Two and a Half Men.
Unsurprisingly, Warner Brothers eventually asked Sheen to hit up rehab and get clean so he could continue work on his show. Entering rehab for a day, Sheen came out to tell reporters about his addiction, “I have a disease? Bull***. I cured it with my brain.”
That’s when the real fascination began with Sheen. He probably said it best when he said, “People are mystified by this odyssey that refuses to quit calling itself Charlie Sheen.”
The no-regrets attitude and plethora of ridiculous quotes landed Sheen a top spot in the Internet’s best people to look up when you’re bored at work category, spewing out amazing quotes left and right.
Coining his own term, “Winning,” Sheen felt no remorse for his crazy antics or lifestyle.
“Winning, anyone? Rhymes with winning. Anyone? Yeah, that would be us. Sorry, man, didn’t make the rules. Oops!” said Sheen.
Then he joined Twitter.
The Twitter community welcomed Sheen to the madness that is social networking with open arms, giving him over a million followers in 24 –hours. All he had to do was send out a few ridiculous tweets and some pictures of a hot dog and some chocolate milk to get thousands of hits and probably millions of @ replies.
What started off fun, ended real quick as people started using the hash tag #tigersblood and #winning in almost every tweet. You couldn’t look at Twitter without seeing at least five friends retweeting Sheen’s antics.
But are people over it? Warners Brothers certainly is after canning the celebrity by canceling Two and a Half Men even after ratings shot up thanks to Sheen’s antics. Show creator Chuck Lorre certainly wasn’t too happy when Sheen publicly spoke out him calling him by his Hebrew name.
What makes people annoyed with a certain celebrity while other celebrities are annoying but just disregarded?
For example, Kim Kardashian, the poster girl for oversaturation appears in almost every commercial from Carl’s Jr. to Sketcher’s Shape Ups. Yet, she seems to continue to go strong. Is it because Sheen is unapologetic for his actions? Do we feel bad for him?
Using the same old quotes on Twitter can only last so long. The Internet has become the home of odd quotes and weird behavior, where freaks are celebrated and revered. Charlie Sheen is one of these people.
Sadly, the Twitter and Internet community who celebrate his meme are not the people paying his bills. The folks in Hollywood will be reluctant to hire such a loose cannon, someone who has no regard for his work and the people who pay him.
As a member of that Internet community, all I know is that as long as Sheen keeps cranking out amazing quotes like, “I’m so tired of pretending my life isn’t perfect and bitching and just winning every second and I’m not perfect and bitchin,” he will have a home in my Twitter feed.
Because honestly, who doesn’t love to watch a good train wreck?