Anti-Defamation League criticizes Charlie Sheen for 'borderline anti-Semitism'
The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) is rebuking Charlie Sheen for mocking his producer’s name.
In a statement to EW, Abraham H. Foxman, ADL’s national director, called Sheen’s radio rant on Thursday “bizarre” and “borderline anti-Semitism.”
“By invoking television producer Chuck Lorre’s Jewish name in the context of an angry tirade against him, Charlie Sheen left the impression that another reason for his dislike of Mr. Lorre is his Jewishness,” Foxman said. “This fact has no relevance to Mr. Sheen’s complaint or disagreement, and his words are at best bizarre, and at worst, borderline anti-Semitism.”
Charlie Sheen verbally attacked Two and a Half Men co-creator Lorre, calling him a “clown” and a “stupid, stupid little man,” and said he “violently hates” the producer.
Sheen referred to Lorre several times as “Haim Levine” (Lorre was born Charles Michael Levine).