Former Two and a Half Men star Charlie Sheen has blasted show creator Chuck Lorre, claiming Lorre's "hive of oppression" caused Angus T. Young's YouTube rant.
Charlie Sheen, a noted non-fan of Two and a Half Men star show runner Chuck Lorre, blames Lorre for the YouTube video Angus T. Jones made in which he calls the show "filth" and begs viewers to stop watching.
The mercurial Sheen told TMZ, "I dare anyone to spend 10 years in the laugh-track that is Chuck Lorre's hive of oppression and not suffer some form of an emotional tsunami."
He went on to call Jones' video a "Hale-Bopp-like meltdown," referring to the suicide of the Heaven's Gate cult members in 1997.
Jones has suffered an "emotional tsunami," said Sheen, adding that "the Angus T. Jones that I knew and still love is not the same guy I saw on YouTube yesterday."
Jones has already offered a bit of an apology for the video, telling TMZ, "I apologize if my remarks reflect me showing indifference to and disrespect of my colleagues."
Most have blamed Jones' video blurt on religious overzealousness mixed with teenage lack of foresight. On Tuesday's The View, Sherri Shepherd pointed out that Jones is just 19, "and we tend to give 19-year-olds a pass, because they're trying to figure out who they are."
Elisabeth Hasselbeck compared Jones to Kirk Cameron, who went through a phase of being "extremely vocal" (in other words, extremely judgmental) when he first became a Christian.
Sheen, on the other hand, puts the blame squarely on Lorre. No love lost between Sheen and Lorre, of course. Sheen is on record as calling Lorre an "AA Nazi" and the show a "pukefest."
Lorre responded with angry vanity cards on the show, such as the infamous "If Charlie Sheen outlives me, I'm gonna be really pissed."