Throughout this latest Charlie Sheen ordeal, as the entire internet scrambles to compile specific-ass Charlie Sheen Tumblrs and Charlie Sheen quizzes and Charlie Sheen quotes laid overtop Family Circus and New Yorker cartoons, I couldn’t help but remember an old interview with Brad Pitt on Real Time With Bill Maher, in which Maher calls Pitt one of those celebrities who “cannot do anything that will make America not like you,” and compares him to Charlie Sheen.
I went back and found the Real Time interview from August 14th, 2009, and I have to say, Bill Maher summed up America’s invincible opinion of Charlie Sheen with scary accuracy:
Maher’s exact words to Brad Pitt:
“You cannot do anything that will make America not like you.. There are some people like that, you know… Charlie Sheen, I love Charlie he’s a friend of mine, and I always kid him, I say ‘You could beat a nun to death on a pile of dead puppies’ and America would just go ‘Oh that Charlie, we love him, he’s a scamp…”
Not sure Maher could’ve possibly foreseen how eerily correct he would end up being, but hey, here we are laughing at the quotes of a drug addict who plead guilty to assault six months ago because they’re overtop Ron Swanson screengrabs. So, yeah.