In May 2011, Warner Bros. announced that Ashton Kutcher would be replacing Charlie Sheen on “Two and a Half Men.” “I can’t replace Charlie Sheen but I’m going to work my ass off to entertain the hell out of people,” Kutcher said in a statement to Entertainment Weekly. However, Sheen was far less kind to his replacement. “Hey Jon!!! u r a GENIUS!!!” Sheen tweeted alongside a photo of himself and Cryer (via The Wrap). “I effin love and MISS YOU old pal! Q; who’s your lame side-kik?” Shortly after, Sheen doubled down on his criticism of the “Punk’d” star, adding, “I meant REALLY lame.”
Years later, Sheen seemingly had a change of heart and admitted he should have been “nicer” to Kutcher. “I was stupidly mean to him because I overlooked the reality and difficulty of taking over a show,” he said during an appearance on “Kyle & Jackie O,” per Entertainment Tonight. Adding, “So, I should have been nicer.” Sheen went on to reveal that the two ultimately made amends, after a chance encounter at a Los Angeles Dodgers game.