Charlie Sheen may have just achieved God-like status in the halls of Man. Not only does he live the life most men can only dream of, but he also gives back to his loyal fans. He may be a little doped up and insane, but that’s the way we like him. As we continue to live vicariously through Charlie Sheen, we can’t help but be entertained… and that in the end is his ultimate goal.
Sheen’s latest media spotlight since the infamous “Tiger Blood” incident is one of the most honorable advertising ploys I’ve ever seen. The main goal is obviously to gain more viewership to his new sitcom, Anger Management, which appears on Thursday nights on the FX channel. That being said, donating a cool million to the USO will help the troops tremendously. The USO provides U.S. military personnel with morale and welfare recreational-type services at hundred of locations across the world. As a veteran, I know first-hand the positive impact the USO has on the troops and Sheen’s donation will help our nation’s fighting men and women for years to come.
“It’s an honor for me to be able to give back to these men and women of the military who have done so much for all of us,” Sheen said in a news release. “They put their lives on the line for us every day, and I’m just happy that my work on ‘Anger Management’ can bring a little bit of relief to the troops and their families.”
Sheen has guaranteed at least $1 million to the USO, but also offered the organization 1% of Anger Management‘s revenue, which could be far more if it’s a hit. The show is Sheen’s rebound attempt from the falling out of contract and essentially being “killed off” from the enormously successful Two and a Half Men.
“His support is greatly appreciated, especially from our wounded warriors and their families,” said John Pray Jr., the retired Air Force brigadier general who is the USO’s executive vice president.
Today we salute Charlie Sheen: the entertainer, the legend, the Man.