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“I don’t have time for this, what is your deal, UnfollowCharlie?” April 2, 2011

Posted by thesporkgirl in Why Unfollow Charlie?.

“Who are you to tell me who to follow on twitter, you jerk?”

We do not intend to force anyone’s opinion, merely to present a case for why you might want to. If at the end you still wish to follow him, by all means, continue.

“Ok fine, I don’t have freaking hours to comb through your stupid blog, tell me now why anyone would want to unfollow Charlie Sheen?”

Our argument is five-fold. Here is a quick summation:

  • Foremost, he has an extensive, 20+ year history of domestic violence. He has plead guilty to it, and there is photographic evidence. Some of it has been extremely recent, and we don’t understand how there are still people who don’t know about it. The media keeps curiously glossing over this part. Here is the blog with more details on that: http://wp.me/p1qbZi-23.
  • There is something clearly very wrong with him, whether it is substance abuse, mental illness, a combination or something else entirely, it seems clear to us that he is not right in the head, and is it really right to laugh at someone like that, or encourage him to self-destruct? It’s not helpful: http://wp.me/p1qbZi-2q
  • Celebs tweeting for cash has the potential to seriously damage some of the main appeal of Twitter and other social media sites: blog forthcoming.
  • The general attitude of cheering on a man who seems to treat women as interchangeable objects, is quick to public verbal abuse and private threats and violence, seems to be enabled by an undercurrent of victim-blaming (perhaps because many of his victims are sex workers, or substance abusers themselves?) which ultimately contributes to an atmosphere of misogyny for all women and should not be tolerated, let alone celebrated: blog forthcoming.

That is a summary of our argument against following Charlie Sheen on twitter. If any of them interest you, feel free to click the links or stay tuned, or peruse the blog. We are open to counter-arguments, as well. If none of these pique your interest, this probably isn’t the blog for you, and thank you for sticking with me to this point.

I hope a few of you, even if not interested in the above, still hang around or check in, as most of our posts are not about that person at all, but really about domestic violence and women’s issues in general, because that is something which actually affects real lives, a lot more than some celeb we’ll never meet. Have a happy twitter feed!



1. sweetirony421 - April 4, 2011

“Unfollowcharlie” seeks to divert some (ideally all) of the spotlight that is currently pointed toward Charlie Sheen off of him and onto important women’s issues.

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