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article imageSheen to visit Haiti with Penn

By Ryan Mahon     Mar 5, 2011 in World
In an announcement earlier today, actor Charlie Sheen confirmed that he plans to bring his media ‘tsunami’ to bear on the lingering impact of the 2010 Haiti earthquake.
Sheen’s popularity, which erupted in a record-setting 1 million followers on Twitter in just over 24 hours, would help re-focus the attention of the world on the lingering effects of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, which destroyed half a million homes, and killed thousands, he claims.
According to his friend, Sean Penn, as reported in the Telegraph:
Charlie is one of the very few public people who cannot be accused of using the media to his own benefit. I would very much like to show my old friend the world of needs on the ground in Haiti, and introduce him and his tremendous wit to our hard working Haitian staff.
In typical fashion, Sheen did not limit his comments to a single topic, and used the opportunity of the announcement to address some of his earlier media attention. In response to suggestions that his earlier statements were anti-Semitic, he noted that his mother is Jewish, which makes him, his children, who were recently removed from his care, and his ex-wife, also Jews. In describing the potential of a trip to Haiti he said:
I'm excited as hell because, you know, if I can bring the attention of the world down there, then clearly this tsunami keeps cresting.
Sheen also took the opportunity, in a radio interview yesterday in Philadelphia to announce, that in addition to the trip, the show Two and a Half Men, is coming back. He continued to mix metaphors, including ‘the worm is turning,’ and described the media attention as being like the ‘hot spring of middle earth.’ Representatives for CBS and Warner Brothers declined to comment.
Penn, who in 2010 founded a relief organization based in Haiti, noted that the trip could be helpful to both the people of Haiti and to Sheen. According to the Haitian government, the earthquake left over a million people homeless and killed 316,000.
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