“Two and a Half Men” Creator “Apologizes” For Complaints About Women On T.V.
10:45 am, April 3rd | by Amy Tennery
From “Two and a Half Men” comes a two-and-a-half-assed apology.
Yea, that was weak — but so was “Two and a Half Men” creator Lee Aronsohn’s “apology” (sarcasm quotes) for complaining about the glut of women in the television these days.
In case you’re not in the loop, here’s the quick backstory. Yesterday, word emerged that Aronsohn offered some choice (i.e. offensive) comments on women and the television industry. Specifically, he was tired of seeing so many ladies and their lady humor mucking up his fratastic sensibilities.
Here’s what he had to say, according to the Hollywood Reporter:
“Enough ladies. I get it. You have periods… But we’re approaching peak vagina on television, the point of labia saturation.” The current female T.V. boom contrasts with “Two and a Half Men” portraying women as bimbos, something Aronsohn isn’t about to apologize for. “Screw it… we’re centering the show on two very damaged men. What makes men damaged? Sorry, it’s women. I never got my heart broken by a man.”
As you can imagine, vengeance was swift and it came from all sides — including from our camp. And now, as you can imagine, Aronsohn is deeply sorry, as he noted on his Twitter account. Well, kind of:
Such outpouring of regret!
In fairness, he’d probably emote more here if he weren’t so “damaged” by all the criticism from women over the last day or so. As Aronsohn noted, it’s women can cause a lot of damage and hurt with their words, after all.