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Charlie Sheen Wishes Donald Trump Dead, Issues Wordy Defence Of Criticism

'I was talking to God, not you.'

30/12/2016 13:07
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Graham Norton (left) and Charlie Sheen during filming of The Graham Norton Show in June.

Charlie Sheen has issued an almost poetic defence after he received criticism for wishing Donald Trump dead.

Prompted by the tragic death of Debbie Reynolds, just a day after her daughter, Carrie Fisher died, the veteran actor made clear who he hoped would pass away next.

With a middle finger emoji and a copyright symbol for good measure, Sheen, 51, spectacularly distanced himself from comments he made in June when he said: “I think people just responded to something different, something fresh, something maverick, something innovative on some level.

“If [Trump] gets in I’ve got to support him and hope he does the best job he can, and if he doesn’t, then man - that was a hell of a run.”

Reaction to the tweet was varied and some news outlets accused Sheen of monopolising on Reynold’s death to make a political point.

In response Sheen tweeted a defence of his original statement.

Again, the tweet prompted a mixed response.

 

Last year the ‘Two And A Half Men’ star revealed he is HIV-positive during an interview with the ‘Today Show‘ in the US.

He made the decision to reveal his status after rumours began to circulate last week that an ‘A-list Hollywood actor’ was living with the virus.

Although the actor in question wasn’t named, many publications and gossip sites hinted at who it was and included clues about his identity.

Sheen decided to open up about his status during a revealing and personal interview with the ‘Today’ show’s Matt Lauer.

“I am HIV-positive,” he told the host. “I have to put a stop to the onslaught and barrage of attacks and sub-truths that are threatening the health of so many others.”

 

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