Looks like fighting with Charlie Sheen wasn’t enough for Chuck Lorre. The verbose creator of Two and a Half Men is known for sending zingers in his post-show vanity cards, and he’s set his sights on a new target – The Bachelor/Bachelorette franchise.
Chuck actually went on a political rant and in his defense of President Barack Obama has ignited the fury of Bachelor producers.
He put The Big Bang Theory vanity card on his own website, claiming that the suits at CBS would find what he said offensive and he didn’t want a “bunch of corporate lawyers getting their cotton blend panties in a bunch" over his political views.
“What does it say about us when a black guy's in charge and we say things like 'it's time to take America back'?" Lorre wrote on his website. "What does it say about us when we think the institution of marriage is threatened by gay people who love each other, but not by idiotic game shows like 'The Bachelor'?" he wrote.
This didn’t sit very well with Elan Gale, a Bachelor producer who Tweeted: “Someone has been freebasing crushed up copies of Dharma & Greg DVDs" and then sent another one: "Two and a Half Men. Zero salient points."
This is mild compared to the height of the epic battles between Chuck and his then co-star, when Charlie called Chuck a “moron” a “little worm” and said he was hiding behind “narcissism, “greed” and a “hatred of…women.”
Chuck’s anti-Bachelor rant didn’t go unnoticed by the show host Chris Harrison, who retweeted Elan’s quotes and Robert Mills, the executive producer of the show, wrote “Ironic that Chuck Lorre decides to bash #Bachelor and one of his stars Kaley Cuoco is a card carrying member of #Bachelornation.”
The presidential election is Tuesday, November 6 and the next The Big Bang Theory episode airs on November 8, giving Chuck two days to craft his next vanity card response.