But throughout this seemingly-incessant coverage, I've thought a lot about Charlie Sheen. I was one of those people who initially watched Two and a Half Men with a lot of skepticism, thinking, 'Is it actually funny?' until the day that I gave in and realized, yes, it's actually funny.
Still, I struggled with what I found funny. It's not funny that Charlie Sheen has an addiction that has virtually ruined his life and the lives of others. It's not funny that Charlie Harper, the character Sheen plays, is an only-slightly less disturbing version of the real-life Charlie Sheen. It's really not funny that a lot of money that could go to help people with addiction goes to producing a show that, at its core, is funny because of a man with a serious problem.
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