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Charlie Sheen apologizes to Ashton Kutcher -- in character [Poll]

February 21, 2012 | 11:30 am

Charlie Sheen

Charlie Sheen, who last week slammed Ashton Kutcher and "Two and a Half Men" as 'completely adrift," has issued an apology to his replacement on the hit sitcom. Oddly, however, he signed it with the name of his killed-off "Two and a Half Men" character, Charlie Harper.

The apology, delivered via Twitter in the 7 a.m. hour Tuesday, reads as follows:

Dear Ashton-
My bad.
I was disrespectful to a man doing his best.
I got excited and threw you into a crossfire.
The rest of my statement I stand behind.
You, however, deserve better.
Safety in your travels good sir.
- The "late" Charlie Harper

It's all a bit more tempered than the opinion he delivered calling in to "TMZ Live" Thursday:

"I'm tired of lying," Sheen said on the webisode. "I'm tired of pretending the show doesn't suck. I'm 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 of your show, which they stupidly did, you go adrift. And these guys are approaching salvage vessel."

As Show Tracker pointed out last week, that "salvage vessel" is doing better in the ratings this season than it did the last few years with Sheen.

Sheen -- who'll be seen next in the sitcom "Anger Management" on FX -- blamed the writers, saying of Kutcher, "I feel bad for him. He's saddled with such bad writing. ... There's just nothing about it that's fresh or interesting. I forget that it's on the air."

What say you -- should this apology be accepted? Or should Kutcher wait to see if he can offer constructive criticism on "Anger Management" instead?


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Photo: Charlie Sheen arrives at Fox's All-Star Party at Castle Green in Pasadena on Jan. 8. Credit: Kevin Winter / Getty Images