If you saw the first poster for Charlie Sheen's 9/11 movie and assumed it was a joke or a tasteless Funny or Die parody on melodramas that depict true events you could hardly be blamed.
Charlie Sheen's a known '9/11 truther' and as recently as 2009 called for Barack Obama to reopen the investigation into the events. So why the hell is he starring in a movie about people stuck in an elevator during the attack? We'll just have to assume he badly needs the money.
Sheen's casting aside, the exploitative and melodramatic nature of the trailer has seen many take to Twitter to label it as offensive.
— One Perfect Shot (@OnePerfectShot) July 22, 2017
I watched a trailer for a movie called "9/11" starring Charlie Sheen and it's awful and manipulative and makes me mad at everyone involved.
— Brandon Shockney (@Beeshock) July 21, 2017
Cheesy.- Trying too hard to elicit a certain response from the audience; unsubtle, inauthentic.
Example: 9/11 movie starring Charlie Sheen pic.twitter.com/FN5sSWhfq8
— Anabel (@cle_boo) July 21, 2017
I'm not saying it is too soon for a 9/11 movie. I'm saying it will always be too soon for Charlie Sheen and Whoopie Goldberg to be in one.
— Alistair Cook (@alistairdcook) July 24, 2017
This Charlie Sheen 9/11 movie trailer is Extremely Tasteless and Incredibly Unnecessary. I wish that wasn't a real sentence but yay jokes?
— Ben Gaspin (@BenGaspin) July 21, 2017