Legendary Hollywood ladykiller Burt Reynolds said on British TV today that diseased sleazebag Charlie Sheen “deserves” to be HIV-positive because of the way he acted!
Burt, 79, was appearing on the chat show “Loose Women” to promote his new autobiography, “But Enough About Me,” when he was asked if he felt sorry for Sheen and the way the media has covered the story — which was broken by The National ENQUIRER.
“For Charlie, no, he deserves it. He misbehaved very badly,’ Burt said. “His father is a very, very decent man and a dear friend of mine. I feel bad for him — but Charlie, I don’t feel bad for him.”
“The audience were shocked,” one member of the show’s studio audience later said. “There was an extremely awkward silence. Of course, HIV is something that no one deserves. The insensitivity of the man was unbelievable!”
“He’s handled it badly I think,” Burt declared. “He’s getting what he deserves. If you’re going to misbehave like that, they’re going to get you.”
The “Smokey and the Bandit” star’s comments seemed especially cold considering that he was once the center of rumors — false rumors, as it turned out — about his HIV status in the 1980s.
“When the rumors hit, I couldn’t even go out in public to deny them because I looked exactly like people were saying: a bag of bones,” Burt groused when asked about those rumors earlier. “Nobody would hire me.”
He said the truth was, he’d suffered a broken jaw and couldn’t eat properly.
“Hollywood turned its collective back on me and left me bitter,” he added. “I couldn’t get jobs and my life was hell.”
And now Sheen is in a similar hell — but it’s a hell of his own making.