“He’s not hurting anyone, get a life, harpy!” (Paraphrased) March 25, 2011Posted by thesporkgirl in Domestic Abuse, Substance Abuse, Why Unfollow Charlie?.
I thought I’d take a moment here to address some of the more common rebuttals I read/hear when talking about UnfollowCharlie. I want you guys to know, I don’t begrudge you your entertainment.
If a person really is fully aware of what is going on here now with Charlie Sheen, and what has happened in his recent and more distant past, and still want to watch the train wreck, or mock him or genuinely enjoy him, then by all means, that is your right. “Unfollow Charlie” is a suggestion, not a command.
Rebuttal #1: “He’s not hurting anyone, get a life, harpy!” (paraphrased). Right now? Today? I mean it’s early in the day, and he has hurt many people in his life, I’d say the odds of him hurting someone are significantly proportionally higher than the general population’s. This is one I hear from people who honestly forgot or even honestly never heard of Charlie Sheen’s history of violence. To recap:
1990: Shoots Kelly Preston accidentally in the arm. (Years later, with no corroboration and seemingly out of thin air, he claims in a radio interview that the gun shot her when she picked up his dirty pants doing laundry, the gun having been in the pocket. Please spare me, that is not how guns work. And if that is what happened, I do not believe Kelly Preston ever would have allowed “Charlie Sheen accidentally shoots fiancé Kelly Preston” to go uncorrected.) EDIT: May 7, 2011 – we’ve now seen the links to video where Kelly confirmed that this is what happened after several years of silence on the issue. We are glad the shooting was not deliberate - Syd (more…)