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Charlie Sheen At Least Sane Enough To Backpedal (A Little)

Gabe Delahaye | March 1, 2011 - 9:30 am

As you by now know, over the past few days Charlie Sheen has said some pretty crazy things. Like, ALL of the crazy things? I don’t think anyone will ever say another crazy thing ever again because Charlie Sheen used them all up. Anyway, while he insists that he is completely clean and sober, it seems pretty clear that he is the opposite of those things, or at the very least is definitely in very clear need of some kind of psychological assistance regardless of the toxicity of his bloodstream. But, you have to hand it to him, he is apparently at least together enough to start to backpedal from some of the garbage that has been tumbling out of his mouth. From the Hollywood Reporter:

On Monday, the troubled star told NBC News’ Jeff Rossen that wanted a raise to $3 million per episode (he currently makes about $1.2 million) if the sitcom returns. “Look what they put me through,” he argued.

But later that night, in an interview on CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight, Sheen said he wasn’t really serious.

“No, that was stupid,” he said. “I was joking about being underpaid but to come back, um, Season 10, but that’s all negotiable; you can’t talk about this stuff on television. ‘Then why did you?'” Sheen jumped in as if in response to his own question and then answered: “I don’t know. He’s on crack. Where’s Dr. Drew when you need him?”

Hahaha. Well, right. What a monster. Although, the much better apology (also from the HollywoodReporter) comes when Charlie is asked about his insistence on referring to Two and a Half Men creator Chuck Lorre as “Chaim Levine” (which I will remind you he pronounces “Hymie”):

“By invoking television producer Chuck Lorre’s Jewish name in the context of an angry tirade against him, Charlie Sheen left the impression that another reason for his dislike of Mr. Lorre is his Jewishness,” said Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter.

During an appearance on CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight on Monday, Morgan asked Sheen if he regretted his words.
“Well, yes, I do, I regret it in a way that I didn’t even think about it,” Sheen said. “I should have thought about it. Stupid, stupid move.”

He said he would apologize to Lorre if given the opportunity and went on to explain his mindset at the time.

“I thought the rules had been established,” Sheen said. “He calls me Carlos Estevez a lot, which is my real name, and then I saw the other name on his vanity card, and I said it, and the world just started burning down around me.”

And does he have any regrets about his recent behavior?

“Maybe I should have been a little quieter, a little softer. But look what happens when you when decide to blaze a trail, you find out that those that can’t stand the heat around them, they don’t really have the guts to survive, you know?”

I love (violently) how even when he is trying to backpedal, apologize, or clarify his outrageous statements that he can’t do so without talking about how none of us trolls can survive his battle-tested bayonets lifestyle. I also obviously love that he is back-pedaling on demanding a raise and on the anti-Semitic invocation of Chuck Lorre’s Jew name, but when it comes to having tiger blood in his veins, being a warlock, having cured his brain by thinking about it, and winning duh buh bye, the record stands. I think we are in for a real week, you guys! His interview with 20/20 airs tonight! (Image via TheDailyWhat.)