There are reports that the Ice Bucket Challenge has been ruined by Charlie Sheen. The comedy actor, who is known for taunting people he does not like in his personal time, decided to do his own twist on the challenge. Instead of a bucket of ice water, the actor filled a tub with $10,000 and poured that over his head.
This was not to show off the amount of money he has. He wanted to show that throwing a bucket of ice water is not going to raise money for a charity. While it raises awareness, not everyone is donating. However, he is publicly showing just how much money he is going to donate to the cause. He has also called out Chuck Lorre and Ashton Kutcher to do the same. While that was more of a taunt, it encourages them to do the right thing and donate.
The Two and a Half Men actor has not quite ruined the ice bucket challenge. He just decided to do it in his own way. Watching the video, it does seem a little ridiculous that people are pouring buckets of ice water over their heads when they could simply donate some money.
However, the challenge has helped to raise millions of dollars for charities. Various charities are claiming that they are the ones who started this, but it was originally started to raise money for the ALS Association. The idea is that people feel the temporary affects of the disease by having the water thrown over them.
The idea of the ice bucket challenge has not been ruined by Charlie Sheen. There are people who have refused to throw the water over their heads when nominated. The idea was that those who refuse to do it donate more. In some cases, those who refuse to do it were encouraged to donate $100 instead of $10 for doing the challenge.
Sheen has simply decided that he will donate much more, because he can afford to do so. His video is also going viral, which means that it continues to help the charity. More people are talking about it, so more people know about the charity. Any celebrity getting involved in any way really helps the exposure of such challenges.
Some people will view the Scary Movie actor as a chicken for not taking part fully. However, he is only like those woman who refused to share no makeup selfies a few months ago. He shows the flaw in people doing the ice bucket challenge because while it is raising awareness for the association, it is not raising all the money possible. Those who do the challenge should really be encouraged to donate more since they will understand the symptoms of sufferers more than those who do not try it.
The challenge continues and videos are still being shared throughout social media platforms. Those who take part use the hashtag IceBucketChallenge and encourage their friends to get involved. Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates and many other big names have gotten involved. However, some complain that Charlie Sheen has just ruined the ice bucket challenge by showing off his money.
Opinion by Alexandria Ingham