What’s worse: Calling your boss a clown, or beating and threatening to kill a woman?
If you’re the producers of Two and a Half Men, it’s the former. Insulting Chuck Lorre got Sheen kicked off the show. These are the same fellas who recently looked the other way when Sheen pulled a knife on his wife, or choked an adult actress. And from an ethical standpoint that’s troubling, says David Carr of the NY Times:
We can all nod and wink and say “it’s Hollywood, what do you expect?” CBS and Time Warner may be in the entertainment business, but they are both publicly traded companies with shareholders, corporate ethics policies and, one presumes, many female employees who don’t particularly care to see a highly paid employee (Mr. Sheen, between his share of syndication and a salary of $1.2 million per episode, makes enough to put him at the top of the food chain in most of corporate America) continually threaten to use women as punching bags.