Jon Cryer, formerly of Two and a Half Men co-starring along with Charlie Sheen, doesn’t know anybody personally from the cast of Roseanne, but he empathizes with them for a good reason.
During a chat with reporters from Us Weekly on the 23rd of June, Jon dished on how he understands what it’s like for the actions and words of one person to threaten the careers of others, clearly, in reference to Roseanne Barr’s racist tweets, as well as Charlie Sheen’s infamous – as well as bizarre – outbursts in the public’s sphere.
The 53-year-old actor, who talked with reporters, said, “I know some people involved with it,” alluding to the CEO of ABC Channing Dungey’s decision to ax the 1990’s sit-com revival.
Although Jon doesn’t “know Roseanne personally,” the actor explained, he has been in “situations where the views and actions of a star have imperiled a lot of other people’s jobs.”
Cryer went on to say that he has a “lot of empathy” for people in such a situation. He knows it’s frustrating because the job can be so wonderful and happy. But when it goes off the rails, it’s not good for anyone, especially if the problems were created by one specific person.
As you may know, Charlie Sheen famously fought with Chuck Lorre – the creator of the immensely popular television show – back in 2011 for a couple of different reasons, mostly due to Sheen’s increasingly erratic behavior.
During an interview, Charlie Sheen made several controversial statements, like that he had “tiger blood,” and was “banging” rocks of cocaine. At the end of the interview, Charlie said, “winning,” and for a brief moment of time, the culture was obsessed with Charlie’s comments, becoming a meme of sorts, before the meme was even created.
However, it soon faded out, as well as Charlie’s show, Anger Management, which was canceled after just two seasons. As for the future of Roseanne spin-offs, Cryer said that he hopes the best for them, and really appreciates the “multi-camera sitcom.”