Charlie Sheen Pledges $1M Donation To U.S. Military, Officially Deletes Twitter
Though perhaps not nearly as self-destructive as he was several months back, Charlie Sheen is still extremely eccentric. The always-entertaining Sheen has made good on his promise to quit the microblogging site Twitter, and has announced his intention to donate $1,000,000 to our men and women in uniform.
Sheen shut down his Twitter feed for good on July 12th, after reports that he would be dong so within days, perhaps hours. He leaves behind roughly seven million followers, despite being such a fan of the social networking site. He reportedly loved tweeting so much, according to ex-”goddess” Bree Olsen, he would regularly update it, even during sex, reports Time. “He was really excited about Twitter,” she said. “I wasn’t offended by it at all. I thought it was more funny than anything.”
So what’s Sheen to do with all of his newfound freetime and Warlock energy? Support the troops, of course!
TMZ reports that Sheen will be donating a whopping $1,000,000 to the U.S. military (more specifically, the USO), marking the single-largest donation ever made to the armed forces by a single individual. Furthermore, Sheen will donate 1% of his profits from new show Anger Management to the military with a $1M minimum – and no cap. This means that the more money his new show makes, the more money he donates to the troops. How’s that for a marketing strategy?
Sheen released a statement regarding his donation intentions (the old fashioned way, now that he’s off Twitter) saying, “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,” adding, “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.”
The military is more than happy to take his money, too, with General John I. Pray, Jr., Executive Vice President and Joint Chief of Staff, saying in a rebuttal statement, “[Sheen's] support is greatly appreciated, especially from our wounded warriors and their families.”
So watch Charlie Sheen’s Anger Management. If you don’t, you’re not a patriot, I guess.