Hollywood bad boy Charlie Sheen recently revealed plans to join fellow Hollywood actor Sean Penn on an upcoming trip to the Caribbean island of Haiti, which was devastated by two earthquakes in January 2010.

Sheen’s visit to the impoverished nation will be to assist Penn, who has been undertaking charity work in Haiti since the disaster.

Charlie told Access Hollywood Live:

“We’re going to do a couple things first and then it looks like we’re heading down [to Haiti]. And I’m excited as hell because, you know, if I can bring the attention of the world down there, then clearly this tsunami keeps cresting.”

In a recent interview with GQ magazine Penn came to the defense of his controversial friend, telling the mag he believes Charlie simply wants the world to “lighten” up.

“When you divorce the moral judgments, which I prefer to do, I see a guy who has a clearer view of the nature of the world around him than is sometimes comfortable to have. Those are the sort of people who have a tendency to find altered states. But he’s a very ironic character. He’s got pretension in the crosshairs of his wit. I think to a large degree he’s saying, ‘Guys, we’re only going to be here once, so lighten the f–k up.'”

First they had do endure that horrific natural disaster, and now they have to endure our own homegrown national disaster. SMH…the unfortunate people of Haiti just can’t seem to catch a break!

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