Jon Cryer is standing up for his role in the long-running series, Two and a Half Men, against politician Matt Gaetz.
The Twitter spat spiraled after Mr. Gaetz saw that Jon had shared given support for his opponent, Florida’s Democratic candidate Phil Ehrin.
“”Rep. @mattgaetz invited a white supremacist to the State of the Union, attempted to intimidate a federal witness, and endorsed a sociopathic bigot who applauded the deaths of migrants for congress,” Jon‘s tweet read, before his support of Ehrin was revealed.
After seeing Jon‘s tweet, Mr. Gaetz wrote that “Charlie Sheen totally carried two and a half men”, a dig at Jon‘s role of Alan, who he starred as for the show’s entirety.
The spat didn’t end there, as Jon defended his role in a follow up post.
“Is that why, after he left, it lasted for 4 more years and I won an Emmy for Best Actor in a Comedy?” he wrote.
“What’s an Emmy? An award Hollywood gives itself? I win elections,” Mr. Gaetz replied back.
Jon let the fight go then, seeing it was not worth his time. However, he did clarify that his comment was not “meant as a slam on Charlie.”
“He was undeniably the star of the show. And a fantastic actor,” he wrote. “Despite his issues, we had many more highs than lows. But you can’t say he ‘carried’ a show that lasted four years without him.”
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