Charlie Sheen's Sincerity Hard To Swallow?

   By drodriguez  Sep 20, 2011

The man who famously declared war on television producer Chuck Lorre, called his colleagues “fools and trolls”, and behaved in a way that many could only describe as a psychotic break from reality displays a much calmer and gentler side at an Emmy's award show appearance as surprise presenter for the outstanding lead actor in a comedy series category.

Before presenting the award, Charlie Sheen took a moment to offer what sounded an awful lot like an apology to the cast and crew of his old show, Two and a Half Men. Sheen remarked, “I want to take a moment to get something off my chest and say a few words to everybody at Two and a Half Men. From the bottom of my heart, I wish you nothing but the best for this upcoming season. We spent eight wonderful years together and I know you will continue to make great television.”

Given Sheen’s past it may be hard for many to swallow his sudden sincerity. Is it all just a PR stunt to secure Sheen’s position back in the public’s good graces? The Emmy appearance came just a couple of days before his Comedy Central sponsored roast would air on TV and what better way to make people like the famously egotistical celeb again than with some good old-fashioned self deprecation?

We’ve seen the PR damage control play out countless times from stars like Mel Gibson to Kanye West. Professor of pop culture at University of South Carolina, Todd Boyd, explains to MSNBC why many public apologies often seem disingenuous. Boyd says, “Even when someone is sincere, it often seems empty because we've seen so many of the same things previously.”

What do you think of the statements Sheen made at the Emmy’s?

Do you think Sheen’s recent efforts to improve his image will work?

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bertrann by bertrann | greenfield, WI
Sep 28, 2011

See a play at a local college. It's a fraction of the cost of professional theater but still great. Colleges also have great Art Openings for no cost.

vintagepurple by vintagepurple | VISALIA, CA
Sep 22, 2011

umm i don't really care about what he said on the emmys, i was impressed with how much healther he looked. i didn't watch the show but i think sheen is funny and would be willing to watch him in something. i think people kind fell bad for him cuz he was off the rails, and are happy that he is doing better, while when some other people " act out" they my be so pitty-able

GretchenWenrich by GretchenWenrich | Jacksonville, FL
Sep 21, 2011

Everyone deserves a second chance......hoping for the best for him and his family!

Maureenbme by Maureenbme | DOWNERS GROVE, IL
Sep 20, 2011

Only time can tell if he was truly sincere and he does get his life back on track then Yes he deserves a second chance. If on the other hand he is all talk and no action then he is not likely to get his career back . I for one hope he is sincere and is able to get his act together. Good Luck Charlie