Anti-Defamation League: Sheen’s Comments Anti-Semitic

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — What’s the deal with Charlie Sheen?

That what many asking after his bizarre radio rant on Thursday led to the suspension of his popular CBS show and more venom on Friday when he took the airwaves yet again, ratcheting up the rhetoric and rancor in the wake of the suspension of “Two and a Half Men,” reports CBS 2’s Scott Rapoport.

“We are at war, and there are ways to deal with these clowns and take all their money,” Sheen said on The Pat O’Brien Show on Friday.

That outburst came after Thursday’s monumental meltdown.

“I’m tired of being told you can’t talk about this you can’t talk about that bull-[expletive],” Sheen said on another radio program.

It was Sheen arguably performing career suicide on the radio, a bizarre rant that’s led to the cancellation of his cash cow comedy show for the remainder of this season, and serious questions about the actor’s stability and well being.

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Sheen said recently when asked if he’s sober, “100 percent. You know, here’s your first pee test. Next one goes in your mouth. No, you won’t get high.”

It started with Sheen angrily going after “Two and a Half Men) creator Chuck Lorre, referring to him as “Chaim” — the Hebrew equivalent of Lorre’s first name, which some saw as anti-Semitic.

“Last I checked, Chaim, I’ve spent the last decade, I don’t know, effortlessly and magically converting your tin cans into pure gold. And the gratitude I get is this charlatan chose not to do his job which is to write,” Sheen said Thursday.

Ken Jacobson is with the Anti-Defamation League in New York City.

“It seems to me clearly he was saying I dislike this person because he is a Jew as well as everything else. And that’s a message of anti-Semitism and should be completely unacceptable,” Jacobson told Rapoport.

Within hours CBS fired back, announcing it was shutting down the show for the rest of the season, saying in a statement: “Based on the totality of Charlie Sheen’s statements, conduct and condition, CBS and Warner Brothers television have decided to discontinue production of Two and a Half Men for the remainder of the season.”

Sheen reportedly said he plans to show up for work next week anyway.

For the Hollywood bad boy it is just the latest in a long list of troubling tales.

There was the October trashing of a hotel room at The Plaza, and more recently a 36-hour party at his home, after which Sheen was hospitalized and agreed to go to rehab.

But on Thursday Sheen denied being an addict and referred to Alcoholics Anonymous as a cult for sissies.

“I have a disease? [Expletive]. I cured it with my brain, with my mind. I’m cured. I’m done,” Sheen said.

Deni Carise is an addiction specialist at Phoenix House in NYC and said Sheen has a serious problem.

“He’s in denial about his addiction,” Carise said. “What I hear is someone that is incredibly angry that does not want to face the problems that his drinking and drug use have caused.”

What is known for sure is Sheen’s career is teetering on the brink.

In Sheen’s radio interview with Pat O’Brien he once again reiterated his claim that he’s clean and sober.

Do you think Charlie Sheen has gone too far? Tell us your thoughts in the comments section below.

  • Titus

    their power has already begun to fade….just look at the comments below by those who have freed themselves of this tyranny of the american mass-mind….beautiful!……. Rise up my people!….Take back the soul of the west!…I love you!

  • smartalec44

    Charlie’s father Martin is Catholic and his mother Janet Templeton is Jewish. That makes Charlie geneticakky Jewish whether he likes it or not.. Why would the ADL go after one of their own. Charlie can be a future Cryto Jew and an asset to the tribe.

  • sandbagged

    What’s the deal with Charlie Sheen? Isn’t it obvious? He’s another hard-working American who simply can’t believe Obama is occupying the White House instead of a cell at Guantanamo, and it made him blow his stack. Get well soon, Chaz–Palin/Bachmann are on the way to restore order.

  • Jessica

    Typical junkie comments

  • David Ruffin

    I’ll make this simple. It’s the “way” that idiot Sheen said Chaim Levine that makes it anti-semitic. Just like a white person can’t say the “N” word, but an Afro-American person can. It’s a subtlety. It exists, and there is no denying it. Sheen is an addict, a drunk, dry or not, drug abuser, recovering or not. He may even have underlying psychological disturbances that have never been fully treated or addressed. On top of that, he may just be a jerk. Good riddance to his dopey TV show. There will never be another new episode produced…..plenty of CBS executive power to ensure that.

    • yechoiuvsle

      koo koo ka choo

  • concerned citizen

    Jeeez! the only thing that they didn’t do was show footage of WW II holocaust concentration camp atrocities. Why is it that whenever you say something a little off tone, they come at you like a you are a Palestinian on the West Bank.

    It’s lik saying, “do what I tell you or we will ruin your life”, they can do it too, they own the media

  • Enny

    Like Charlie Sheen’s show but he went over to act like he’s some kind of VIP of the show. I think using drugs and drinking much eatin’ up his brain.

  • johnny

    The Anti-Defamation League should find other stuff to worry about. I guess they have nothing else better to do but to create issues since their cause is worthless nowadays.

  • Gabby

    I don’ t understand what the proBlem is! Obviously Charlie knows this guy well enough to call him Chaim, a beautiful Jewish name what’s the problem ? are we free here or what ? So the guy does not want to write anymore!!! Sissy that’s what he is !!!!! Ask Carlos Estevez if he minds being called by his name I am sure Charlie would. Say: SI señor, donde esta el bar? And I am a Jew lover go and twist that please!!!

  • bilgistic

    I never saw his TV show. Was it any good?

    He was pretty good in the movie Platoon. Also Red Dawn was a good flick, except the DVD got stuck in my player and I couldn’t get it out. So I had to go to Best Buy to get a new player. While I was at Best Buy I saw this really hot chick that was getting into a screaming match with her boyfriend. I wonder if they broke up after that.

  • Murray

    I love the show but Charlie now has just gone too far! While it’s true that he has the right to say anything he wants….come on….show a little discretion! He is completely gone and severely needs help! Forgetting the stars of the show how about the people that really need the money that now are out of work due to Charlie’s addictions! I think Charlie should do everyone a favor and disappear into the night and CBS should find a replacement for him! Thanks Charlie….it was fun….get some help! Show your family that you still have some sense of pride!

  • DANTOP500

    Charlie Sheen’s mother, Janet Templeton is Jewish.

  • julianpenrod

    Sheen drinks, does drugs, gets into fights, launches into rages destroying hotel rooms and engages prostitutes, carries out vulgar and sexually explicit language with a minor in earshot and generally provides a bad example for young people, many of whom do watch his comedy. Yet nothing is done. But he refers to Chuck Lorre by his right name, Chaim, and that is reason for the network to shut down his program. A lesson from this is that the networks willingly air material that can turn many from what is considered desirable societal presence, encouraging them to drug use, uncontrolled gambling, mindless violence, destructive wantonness. With absolutely no moderating or countering material. And “justify” it using “freedom of speech”. Any encouraging of any people to loathsome behavior is dismissed as not worthy of consideration. The networks couldn’t care less how many people it inspires to malignant activity. But let Jewish organizations accuse an actor of an anti-Semitic remark and the program is of the air! It can have a track record of causing many to take up foul and self-destructive behavior and they aren’t interested, but if Jewish sources decide to take exception to something, anything, that is rreason to stop the show! Gentile sources can lodge complaint after complaint and all they’ll get is a polite statement that boils down to, “Turn Jewish and we’ll talk!”

    And don’t ignore the other eminent threat lodged in this event that, whatever Jewish sources want to call “anti-Semitic”, they seem destined to be able to, unless that leprous trend is stopped. Chuck Lorre’s real first name is Chaim, so saying the truth is now “anti-Semitic”? That validates a lot of people who warned about Jewish manipulation of Western society long ago! And saying a name isn’t promoting abuse of a race, but it is rapidly developing that absolutely anything can be called “anti-Semitic”!

    The truth is so often right in front of you. So often, it is your inability or refusal to see it that leaves you deceived.

  • voiceofreason

    Yet the term “Goy” is not regarded as illegal or hateful by the Anti-Defamation League. Hmmmm i wonder why??

  • Joe

    yet the anti-defamation league doesn’t see the term “Goy” as illegal or offensive…..gee i wonder why??

  • Abe Benesch

    One heck of a smear campaign.

    I don’t find his comments anti-semitic at all.

    Sheen has a right to voice his opinions – they are not over the top. But the media is trying to demonize him.

  • Don

    I say they replace him with George Michels…at least he can sing.

  • KPMc

    I’m not defending Sheen but Chuck Lorre’s real name IS Chaim Levine. Lorre himself has poked fun of it in his end show vanity cards. Lorre has acknowledged the absurdity of changing your name for Hollywood success.

    • KPMc

      In fact… since it was Lorre who felt the need to do that isn’t he the anti-Semite?

      • KPMc

        Oh… that’s right… he can’t be anti-Semitic because he is jewish, correct?

  • jerseyjoey

    thats right, freedom of speech unless your a liberal then just shoot you arses.

  • Ellen

    The guy’s a buffoon if there ever was one.

    • Joe

      wow none of us ever thought of that before Ellen

  • zrd

    Yes, I take that as a anti semitic dig. I will never watch the show again.He is right down there with Mel Gibson

    • J Ben

      “I take that as a anti semitic dig”

      Man, you just can’t say anything to a Jewish person without it being called antisemitic anymore…

      Charlie Sheen called this person by his REAL NAME.
      If that is antisemitic, then calling any Jewish person by their real name is also antisemitic. And if Charlie can’t call a Jewish person by their real name without being called antisemitic, then Jewish people might need to collectively grow a pair of balls and stop whining about everyone in the world being antisemitic for such petty and mundane BS.

      The incessant ‘antisemitic’ whining is so worn to death… Just an easy way for Jewish people to target anyone as a monster for not being Jewish. I’m Italian, and I don’t whine and freak-out about every freaking thing people say about Italians. I’m enough of a person to tolerate ‘Anti-Italianism’ since it’s really not a big deal. Charlie Sheen calling someone by their real name is not a big deal either for God’s sake, even if they are Jewish. So what ?

      This ethnocentric slander has really gotten out of hand. I’ve seen TWO references to Mel Gibson today in news articles: one for Charlie, and another for Judith Regan who was fired for being antisemitic, before Fox news turned-around and said that her comments weren’t really antisemitic.

      I hope you are not Jewish or else you’ll surely call me antisemetic for saying ANYTHING to you.

      • Abe Benesch

        J Ben – you are completely correct. Sadly, too many people will call your comment anti semitic as well. But I’m still glad you made the comment :)

  • infowars

    First Amendment – Freedom of Speech.

    You may not like what he says, but he has every right to say it.

    The Anti-Defamation League can cry all day long, but Sheen is protected under the Constitution.

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