Well, if this isn’t just the saddest thing. An interview with Gary Coleman aired on The Insider last night, in which the former child star threw a tantrum and bolted the set after lawyer Lisa Bloom grilled him on his recent spousal abuse arrest (he pleaded guilty earlier this month). “You can go f— yourself! You can go f— yourself!” he shouted after Bloom’s repeated demands that he acknowledge his wife’s charges. “I don’t know you, I don’t care about you and your life doesn’t matter to me! So if you drown tonight or get hit by a bus tonight, I’m not gonna care because she’s pushing my buttons and I don’t like her now and the next thing I’m going to do is…leave! So f— all of you!”
If that wasn’t awkward enough, the hosts brought author/psychologist Charlie Sophy to give his reaction. While admitting Bloom was “provoking” Coleman (who had already said there was “no abuse” in his house), Sophy noted “he was explosive, he tries to hold it together and he blows. You’re lucky he didn’t hit somebody here…really!” Uh…really? The 4’7″ actor was going to start handing out beatdowns on air? “What I saw there needs medicine,” he continued, dismissing commentator Niecy Nash‘s suggestion of therapy. Unfortunately, the long-awaited referendum allowing TV psychologists to force medication on miserable has-beens has yet to be passed into law.