Clearly, Charlie Sheen Is Invincible

How else could he get away with all his crazy?
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 4, 2010 10:57 AM CDT

(Newser) – What is the deal with Charlie Sheen? He can—and does—perform any number of “unforgivably stupid or impossibly sleazy” actions, the kind of things that would normally destroy a career…yet Charlie “does them about a dozen times a year and gets off clean,” writes Daniel O'Brien in Cracked. The only possible explanation? He’s invincible. Evidence:

  • He’s hit rock bottom: “Drug abuse and being an overall trainwreck” have sent many an actor into the “straight-to-DVD” market (see: Lindsay Lohan). But Sheen combined “the hookers, the drugs, the drinking” into “one slimy ball of sex funk,” and still stars in one of the most popular shows in America.

  • He has bizarre political views: Even someone who’s paid to be politically nonsensical (see: Glenn Beck) gets taken to task when he goes overboard. Yet Sheen can stage a fake interview between himself and the president about his belief that the 9/11 attacks were an inside job…and no one bats an eyelash.
  • He almost stabbed his wife on Christmas Day: “Far be it from me to speculate what would happen if any other celebrity did that but if, say, Zach Braff tried it, I imagine Scrubs would have been canceled a lot sooner.” What happened to Sheen? He got signed for two more seasons.

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