Charlie Sheen, our favorite raving narcissist and media whore, is now going to be turning some of those crazy energies to helping the people of Haiti.
He announced via Twitter that he is planning on joining actor and activist Sean Penn to assist with continuing relief work, following the earthquake that devastated the country and tore apart an already fragile and corrupt infrastructure.
“I’m excited as hell because, you know, if I can bring the attention of the world down there, then clearly, this tsunami keeps cresting,” Sheen said, amazing all with his ability to make even charity work sound like a pretentious exercise in self ego stroking.
At first when I read about this I thought it would be like Charlie’s “HBO” show….basically, a bizarre fabrication and ‘screw you’ to the his critics.
But then Penn stepped in with a comment to Popeater:
“I think his energies, intelligence and passion could be both of service and servicing to him, as it is to all who are touched by the struggle of the Haitian people….Charlie is one of the very few public people who cannot be accused of using the media to his own benefit.”
Not using the media for his own benefit? Has he been paying attention to Charlie the last week? Who does he think is benefiting from the man’s rambling, crazy nonsense rants? Well, other than us gossip bloggers, of course…
I guess this is noble enough, if Sheen really goes through with it. But considering the crazy manic state he allegedly seems to be in, I wonder at the wisdom of putting him on a plane and sending him to a country on the edge to help anyone. He doesn’t even seem able to help himself, and should probably be in a hospital, not Haiti.
We will stay tuned to watch this trainwreck come to fruition.