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Burt Reynolds discusses Charlie Sheen’s HIV status: “He’s getting what he deserves”

Burt Reynolds discusses Charlie Sheen’s HIV status: “He’s getting what he deserves”

Burt Reynolds had some harsh words for Charlie Sheen this week.

During an appearance on ITV’s Loose Women yesterday, Reynolds said Sheen “deserved” HIV after years and years of “misbehaving,” adding that he had zero sympathy for the actor.

“His father [Martin Sheen] is a very, very decent man and a dear friend of mine,” Reynolds said. “I feel bad for him. For Charlie, I don’t feel bad for him. He’s getting what he deserves. … He misbehaved badly. Very badly.”

“If you’re going to misbehave like that,” the actor, who details his battle with prescription drug addiction in his memoir But Enough About Me, continued, “then they’re going to get you.”

It’s unclear who or what Reynolds meant when he used the word “they’re,” but we can only assume he meant the HIV virus.

Reynolds went on to say he believed Sheen did a poor job at announcing he was living with the virus, implying that perhaps he should have kept his HIV status silent instead.

“He’s handled it badly, I think,” Reynolds said.

Of course, the 79-year-old Hollywood veteran isn’t the first celebrity to express animosity towards the actor.

Last month, anti-vaxxer Jenny McCarthy, who once worked with Sheen on Two And A Half Men, publicly shamed him for not telling her about his status before they taped a love scene together.

“You would think there would be some type of, I don’t want to say criminal issue, but I don’t even know how to feel about that,” McCarthy said.

h/t: Attitude

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