You knew it was coming. With so many celebrities now dumping buckets of ice on their heads to help raise money for The ALS Association, we had to assume it was only a matter of time before a head-case like Charlie Sheen would get in on the action. The only question: was it funny? Or did The Sheeniac just ruin it for everyone?
After being summoned to the game by Vancouver Canucks goalie Ryan Miller, the only part of The Ice Bucket Challenge that Charlie decided to keep intact for his own special version of the viral craze was the bucket. There was no ice and no water. But what there was…was $10,000 in cash, and Sheen made it rain. He promised to donate that money to ALS, and then went on to challenge Two and a Half Men‘s Jon Crier, Ashton Kutcher, and Charlie’s favorite punching bag, Chuck Lorre, to do the same.
The challenge has generally been good for The ALS Association in that it has raised awareness and money from generous participants, but Sheen seems to be the only one who’s trying to forcefully channel big chunks of money to the association, which works to cure the affliction also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. If his three “nominees” take Charlie up on his challenge, that’s a total of $40,000 bucks that ALS researchers didn’t have before.
ALS has revealed that its donations are up dramatically when compared with this time last year, so they’ve been quite pleased with the attention The Ice Bucket Challenge has brought them. But imagine how much more they’d raise if all of the celebrities involved decided to do what Carlos Estevez just did.
Since it’s Charlie Sheen we’re talking about, there will be lovers and haters no matter what happens. So what do you think? Is the #Winner spoiling it for his fellow celebrities? Or is he simply doing what his Hollywood compatriots should have done in the first place and being charitable? You know, a great man once said, “Can’t is the cancer of happen.” That man…was Charlie Sheen. Sound off below.
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