It's been nearly three years since the tiger-blooded Rock Star from Mars was fired from the CBS sitcom, but on Sunday, Jan. 5, Charlie vented to former costar Jon Cryer—and all of Twitter—about his primetime replacement.
"hey Jon!!! u r a GENIUS!!! I effin love and MISS YOU old pal!" he wrote, adding, "Q; who's your lame side-kik? c #NiceTryCanonBoy #CH." (Charlie presumably confused Canon with Nikon—you remember the commercials with Ashton and his camera! And #CH appears to be an homage to Charlie's Two and a Half Men character, Charlie Harper--may he rest in peace.)
Some fans of Ashton's character Walden Schmidt were displeased with Charlie's rant, so the Anger Management star took to Twitter Monday, Jan. 6, to explain himself. "hey relax everyone! read the hash tag! oh and Jon I'm so sorry I insulted your sidekick," he wrote, "I meant REALLY lame c."
Yikes. A few hours later, Charlie tweeted again, writing, "hey Ashton sorry bro all good. now quit barfing on my old brilliant show. Remember Punk'd? how duz it feel? c harp." He also included a mugshot of Woody Allen's character in the 1969 movie Take The Money and Run—make of that what you will.
But Charlie certainly hasn't always been anti-Ashton. He met up with his Two and a Half Men replacement backstage at the 2011 Emmys, posting a WhoSay photo of himself "Giving the new kid a little advice.."
"Seriously... @aplusk [Ashton's Twitter handle] great talking to you!" Charlie added. "We'll all be watching! Make us proud!!"
Clearly he's had a change of heart since then. Perhaps, though, this could all be water under the bridge if show creator Chuck Lorre would bring Charlie's character back from the dead. Improbable, yes, but impossible? Never. Just think how happy Rose would be!