Burt Reynolds has been on a roll while promoting his new memoir. Burt committed a sin by talking shit about Boogie Nights, the gift of a movie that gave-us a coked up Julianne Moore talking about taking a pottery class and now he’s brought a load of outrage on top of his polyester toupee by saying that Charlie Sheen deserved to get HIV.
Burt’s 79-year-old ass was on the British talk show Loose Women (via People) on Monday and he was asked about Charlie Sheen’s HIV diagnosis. I remember during the whole AIDS PANIC!!! era of the 80s, The National Enquirer or some shit like that said that Burt had AIDS and he later said he was afraid that rumor was going to ruin his career. You’d think that’d make Pepaw Burt a little bit sensitive, but nope. Burt Reynolds went full Burt Reynolds. Those rose-colored glasses are strictly for show. The alleged wife beater said this:
“He’s handled it badly, I think. 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. He’s getting what he deserves. If you’re going to misbehave like that, they’re going to get you.
He misbehaved badly. Very badly. But you know, when you’re that age, it’s tough. All those things are coming at you and it’s difficult.”
Many people on Twitter called Burt ignorant and said he was pushing a stigma, and even if Burt knew what a Twitter was, he wouldn’t give a fuck. Burt wears colored glasses on a day that isn’t October 31st, so he obviously doesn’t care. If you shook his stache out, you wouldn’t find one fuck in there. Burt is your grouchy grandpa who’d tell you that you deserved it and to quit crying when you crack your skull open on the headboard while jumping on the bed. “Just pour some ammonia on your head and go get me a hard candy” is probably what he’d say.
And here’s Pepaw Burt out in London: