It’s no mystery that Charlie Sheen has a very serious drug problem, that fact is not even up for debate, so what does this say about the folks who are in charge of handling Charlie’s career? What does it say about his bosses?
Sadly, law enforcement and the people closest to Charlie, the people who could step in to save his life, are doing nothing. Matter of fact, after a series of drug fueled benders, CBS Entertainment president Nina Tassler gave Charlie a raise and authorities gave him a free pass.
The mentality of the studio seems obvious: “Get the crap in the can before Sheen crashes and burns.” From a business standpoint, the approach of keeping Sheen’s hit TV show on the air, at all cost, seems to make sense, that is until one starts to examine the ripple effect of Sheen’s personal problems and how those issues send a strong signal to people in the world, and especially America’s youth. The message is like: “Hey kiddies! You CAN do hard drugs and still be successful!”
Charlie has a way of evading the long arm of law enforcement too. He seems to be bulletproof. No matter what he gets caught doing, he emerges from out of the flames- unscathed, only to go back to the flame of his crack pipe. His high priced lawyers keep pushing the right buttons and they keep paying off the right people so Charlie can stay a free man… free to try and kill himself again.
To all the enablers in Charlie’s life (and this includes you, the viewer,) when Charlie finally succeeds at killing himself, it will be you my friend who has his blood on your hands.