(LOS ANGELES) — Charlie Sheen has been fairly respectful of his Two and a Half Men replacement, Ashton Kutcher, but that ended Thursday when the “winning” actor told TMZ, “I’m tired of pretending Ashton doesn’t suck.”
Sheen spoke with TMZ to plug his new show, Anger Management, but couldn’t help but take a shot at his old series and its producer, Warner Bros., after the studio threatened legal action against Sheen for using Two and a Half Men publicity photos to promote his new gig.
He said, “I’m tired of lying and tired of pretending Ashton doesn’t suck. I’m tired of pretending that they’re…not completely adrift because when you take away the anchor from your show, which they stupidly did, you…go adrift and these guys are approaching like salvage vessel.”
Undoubtedly, Sheen is referring to himself when he talks about an anchor.
Sheen goes on to say it’s “nothing personal” against Kutcher and “feels bad for him.”
He tells TMZ, Kutcher is, “saddled with such bad writing. I mean, I had some pretty bad writing over the years, but when the show was good, it was great. It was bad, it was like, ‘ehhh, okay.’ It was just like filling, filling time, but now, it’s like, there’s no, there’s just nothing about it that’s fresh or interesting or it’s like, I forget that it’s on the air.”
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