Jaboney wrote:Nice to know that after weeks of shifting attention to the struggles of millions of people in half a dozen countries to overthrow dictatorships in favour of democracy, Hollywood-style self-indulgence has once again reclaimed the headlines.
That is what is disgusting about this, not Sheen's "been there done that bad boy" behavior. On any given day you can find a washed up celebrity behaving badly and blowing a successful career.
Nonsense. The only disgusting thing is that kind of pretentious sneering down the nose at mundane, commonplace gossip while trying to project an air of superiority because one purportedly has no interest in such crass matters and is only interested in world politics and other "important" events. Well, I call hogwash. We all know war, revolution, political upheaval, global poverty, overpopulation and the future of our planet are of greater importance than the affairs of some two-bit celebrity, but that doesn't mean it's wrong to switch channels from time to time, when one grows tired of watching the blood and rockthrowing and just wants to get a few laughs or catch the sight of some tits. Egypt, Libya, Tunisia -- they're all still in the news. But one is NOT a lesser creature just because one is not concerned exclusively with such heavy matters. So
Moreover. . .
This is not just a trivial story about the color of a celebrity's eyes or the size of his. . . paycheck. This is a story about addiction, a plague that surely affects a billion people worldwide. Did you watch that video interview, back a couple of pages in this thread? Holy cow, what a complete fool, utterly deluded and deceived, rambling egotistically, stupidly, nonsensically, trying to act as though he has everything completely under control, totally oblivious to how obvious it is to any viewer that he's a total wreck, completely OUT of control. As many of us know, that's how addiction is. One can make excuses and rationalize and explain, but in the end it's all BS. If you're using you're using and it makes little difference what phoney stories one tries to use to fool others: all that matters is the truth. As someone who used to be seriously under the grip of a substance years ago, and also seriously deluded, I can understand a little of what he's going through. Of course few of us are/were anywhere near as hopeless as him (because we lack the immense salary and movie star ego that support his binging and delusion), but still I think there IS a very grave and serious message to be learned from his sad tale. Witness addiction and learn. Is that really so trivial?