Opinion: America Addicted to “Meltdown Porn”

Andrea Tantaros of the New York Daily News has a sensible column on Charlie Sheen in this morning’s paper. She says we’re all part of the problem because we have this thirst for what she calls “meltdown porn.” Tantaros writes:  “In the wake of meltdowns by Lindsay, Britney and Mel, it’s safe to say that the cult of self-destructive celebrity is our favorite drug.” The problem, as Tantaros sees it, is that Sheen is is a bad boy, but like the character he plays on “Two and Half Men,” he’s a fun bad boy…“and there’s nothing Americans love more than that.”


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