Chuck Lorre, Charlie Sheen
Two and a Half Men creator Chuck Lorre (sort of) broke his silence about the ongoing Charlie Sheen fiasco, and once again, he did it via one of his show's vanity cards.
Chuck Lorre responds to Sheen with new vanity card
Although the message, which aired at the end of the Lorre-produced The Big Bang Theory
Thursday, doesn't mention Sheen's name, Lorre's sentiments about the recent events are clear."Whenever I've gone through tough times, well-meaning people have told me that God/the universe does not give us more than we can handle," Lorre wrote. "Well, I've been going through a tough time recently, and sure enough, that old saying has been tossed my way on several morose occasions. After some careful consideration, I've decided it's bull$#*!."
Sheen sued Lorre and Warner Bros. TV for $100 million last month after he was fired from Two and Half Men. The firing came after a string of media appearances by Sheen, who bad-mouthed Lorre when production of the show never resumed after being shut down to allow the actor to enter rehab.
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"Another thing I hear a lot is, 'this too shall pass.' Again, I know these are words meant to reassure, but somehow they always leave me feeling that heartbreak, rage and grief are going to come shooting out of me like kidney stones through an inflamed urethra," Lorre wrote. "For someone in crisis, I think a more accurate and helpful assessment of reality would be, 'Love, sex, food, friendship, art, play, beauty and the simple pleasure of a cup of tea are all well and good, but never forget that God/the universe is determined to kill you by whatever means necessary.' Consider trying that next time you're called on to do some consoling."This isn't the first time Lorre has used his vanity cards to speak to the situation. Following the Feb. 28 episode of Lorre's Mike & Molly
, Lorre wrote
some "uncensored thoughts" about recent comments Sheen had made about him in the media. However, Sheen's disparaging remarks could be seen as a response to one of Lorre's most memorable vanity card entries. After Two and Half Men
went on hiatus, Lorre wrote: "
If Charlie Sheen outlives me, I'm gonna be really pissed."
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But Lorre is perhaps looking on the bright side. "According to the rules of comedy, your suffering will be funny after an undetermined length of time," Lorre concluded on his most recent vanity card. "Maybe not while you're having your gangrenous leg sawed off, watching your home burn down or learning how to be intimate with your cellmate, but, in the big scheme of things, soon."