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article imageCharlie Sheen's co-star speaks out on 'troll' label

By Michael Krebs     Mar 12, 2011 in Entertainment
Appearing on TBS' Conan O'Brien show, Jon Cryer - the co-star of CBS' 'Two and a Half Men' - spoke out about having been labeled a 'troll' by Charlie Sheen.
As far as Charlie Sheen's many "trolls" go, Jon Cryer has been reluctant to speak in public about the disconcerting "troll" label.
Until now.
Appearing on TBS' Conan O'Brien show this past Thursday night, Cryer was determined to straighten the matter and to address the larger issue of what it means to be a "troll."
"Those words were very painful to me for many reasons. Not the least of which... I'm sorry, I can't even believe I'm saying this," Cryer began. "The fact is I am a troll. It's not something I like to talk about."
Mr. Cryer then proceeded to explain the hardship he has had to endure as a troll - and the surgeries that he has experienced in bringing his appearance into line with what is more publicly acceptable.
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Cryer compared his struggles to the those of the gay community, drawing parallels to the most recent campaign that promises young homosexuals that life does get better over time.
"There's not a lot of tolerance for people like me in Hollywood. To avoid ignorance and bullying, I've had to hide the fact that I'm a troll," Cryer said. "I guess I should be grateful for being outed like this. So to all you other trolls living under the bridge, especially you younger trolls, I'm here to tell you: It gets better. Not gay better. But still, sorta better."
He characterized himself as a toy troll you'll often find "at the end of pencils." He also called out several other celebrities who had plastic surgery to shirk their "troll" label.
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