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Chuck Lorre slams Mitt Romney, calls 'The Bachelor' 'idiotic'

November 02, 2012|By Scott Collins
  • Chuck Lorre is the outspoken executive producer of the hit sitcoms "Two and a Half Men," "The Big Bang Theory" and "Mike & Molly."
Chuck Lorre is the outspoken executive producer of the hit sitcoms "Two… (Bebeto Matthews / Associated…)

Chuck Lorre thinks that people are "crazy" to support Mitt Romney. And he's not too wild about "The Bachelor" either.

The outspoken TV producer told viewers in one of his "vanity cards" at the end of Thursday's "The Big Bang Theory" on CBS that he had "crossed the line" with the text this time, so he just sent the offending words directly to his website. Those who went there found a typically profane, Lorre-esque screed against Romney, gay marriage foes, gun rights advocates and a few other targets.

"What does it say about us," Lorre wrote, "when we think a guy who doesn't drink, doesn't smoke, keeps his money offshore, stubs his toe and says 'H-E-double hockey sticks' and wears magical underwear can feel our pain?" (You can find the whole card here, but don't bother going if salty language offends you.)

Lorre also assailed those who "think the institution of marriage is threatened by gay people who love each other, but not by idiotic game shows like 'The Bachelor.' "

Lorre concluded that Americans are simply "crazy," although he used a modifier to intensify that adjective. This is a man who knows crazy; he worked alongside Charlie Sheen for many years on "Two and a Half Men."

Lorre has used the vanity cards to express his personal thoughts on a number of topics, occasionally moving the material online when it doesn't pass muster with the censors. In fact, they have just been collected into a very expensive book, "What Doesn't Kill Us Makes Us Bitter," which contains 333 of the vanity cards. All proceeds go to the Venice Family Health Clinic, which provides free health care to the needy.

What do you think of Lorre's latest rant?


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