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???

  9. Mark Barwell   August 19, 2014 at 11:40 pm

    I think a lot of people are irritated by Sheen’s video in the same way that I am – he hijacked a positive intention for his own purposes, that of trying to rile people that he is personally annoyed with (the 3 he nominated). He might be generous with his donation, as many others in his situation are apparently also doing, but Sheen comes across as bitter and childish.

  10. Anonyomousliesness   August 19, 2014 at 11:01 pm

    Simple explanation. He doesn’t want to pour ice water over his head. Instead of giving only $100, he decided to give more than what he should be giving for not accepting the challenge.

  11. Anders Lund   August 19, 2014 at 12:20 pm

    I don’t think that all people get it – I mean, if a lot of people hadn’t taken the ice bucket challenge, then Charlie Sheen wouldn’t have known about it and had not donated money. So him complaining (if we can call it that?) about the others just doing the challenge is kind of a misunderstanding about how it works. Awareness is what matters here.

    It’s harder to make 100 people donate $10,000 about something they know nothing about, than to make 100,000 people donate $10 about some funny challenge.

    So yes, if this ruin the mood of the whole cause, then yes, Charlie Sheen has ruined it.

    Also, who is saying that the people that actually poured an ice bucket over their, didn’t donate more than $10?

  12. Brian   August 19, 2014 at 11:44 am

    Just wondering How he “Ruined” anything? The original challenge was do the ice and give $10 or do not and give $100. He raised $10000 and gave potential to raise $30k more, Besides YOUR article, what have YOU done?

  13. Monica Costinett   August 19, 2014 at 11:11 am

    Enough with the awareness they need the money!!!! I am with Charlie!!!!

  14. Trish   August 19, 2014 at 9:59 am

    Good on Charlie Sheen. We have a drought here in California and to do the ice bucket challenge is such a waste of water even if it is raising awareness for ALS.

  15. WOW   August 19, 2014 at 7:59 am

    “he does not like in her personal time”?? seriously?? HER instead of HIM?? wow..

    • Alexandria Ingham   August 19, 2014 at 8:07 am

      I’m sorry that that’s the one thing you picked out in the whole of this. I am only human and mistakes can slip past anyone. In fact, it is HIS not HIM and is all changed now. Thanks!

  16. Don Palmer   August 19, 2014 at 7:18 am

    There is a huge difference in “Helping someone with ALS” and making the CEO of the charity rich. This came from a man I go to church with that has Lou Gerig’s Disease. Very Smart Man.
    They want to create a world; AS I DO, without ALS, (and cancer) but to accomplish that, you have to stop the billion dollar CEO pay that SHOULD Be going to research. That’s all i’m gonna say about it.
    Help who you want, I give to animal charities, football teams, and basketball clubs, children’s hospitals that don’t have CEO’s that have vacation homes. That’s just me. I want to see a cure just like the next guy, but I don’t want to play someones BMW payment in the process.

    • Owen Kato   August 19, 2014 at 10:42 am

      You have a great point there, but at least Charlie Sheen had a good intention and is on the right track.

  17. john   August 19, 2014 at 7:14 am

    I think this should have been the trend from the start anyone can put ice over there head in be in the public eye but to give money is what this is about and makes more sense

  18. marie   August 19, 2014 at 3:05 am

    Charlie did the right thing..


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