Ice Bucket Challenge Ruined By Charlie Sheen?

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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



The Independent

20 Responses to "Ice Bucket Challenge Ruined By Charlie Sheen?"

  1. Shell   August 30, 2014 at 3:37 pm

    I love Charlie Sheen-great actor.And to all those who weren’t aware-a great humanitarian,also.And intelligent-moreso than the average celebrity.Good on you,Charlie!

  2. Ed Durden   August 24, 2014 at 8:40 pm

    Heck I applauded Charlie for what he did and shared it too! Some people are taking this challenge the wrong way. Especially if they just dumped the water and gave (donated nothing). He brought out a bigger challenge by saving water and donating big 🙂 Bravo!

  3. Pete   August 24, 2014 at 3:09 am

    Of course he hasn’t ruined it, you fool! Is this really the best you can write regarding the ice bucket challenge? Well done, Charlie, it was a great thing to do. Now we need your nominated people to do the same! PS Two and a Half Men is nowhere near as good as used to be.

  4. pegasussunrise   August 23, 2014 at 9:21 am

    If donating 10 grand ruins The Ice Bucket Challenge I would love to know how. That money will do a hell of a lot more good than a few gallons swilling around on the ground around someone’s feet. It would be brilliant if more celebs did the same thing. Giving money is FAR better than getting wet. WELL DONE CHARLIE!!!!!!!

  5. ld   August 21, 2014 at 9:24 am

    This was an awesome gesture. Good for Charlie! !

  6. Bobsk3   August 21, 2014 at 5:22 am

    He should have dumped a bucket of whores on his head.

  7. Anon   August 20, 2014 at 9:12 pm

    Yes, because donating $10000 to the ALS foundation is ruining the Ice Bucket Challenge that is to raise money and awareness? Get over yourselves, so what if he’s showing off his money? He donated it, and that’s all that matters.

  8. carolyn adams   August 20, 2014 at 8:50 pm

    Exactly.. he promoted awareness and gave money. The problem is???


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