Tinted Sheen, the Charlie Sheen Web Browser Blocker
Free Art and Technology Lab has released a special software module against the dominance of news about Charlie Sheen.
Plug-in called “Tinted Sheen” is an extension for the Firefox and Chrome browsers that
helps to block an article about Charlie Sheen, as well as his photographs, which appear regularly in various internet resources.
Downloading it, you will see that the plug-in “paints” the name of the actor and his photo on the English-language Web sites, who publishes news about Charlie Sheen.
“Sorry Charlie, but it is time to leave the Internet and go back to your porn family,” reads the website for the plug-in. “Let this be the hangover cure for the #winning buzz from which everyone is still recovering.”
Sheen’s high-profile flameout over the past couple of week has been hard to avoid. He’s popped up on interview shows, podcasts, TMZ and, seemingly, any other venue that would have him.
He even took to Twitter, where he almost instantly rocketed to the micro-blogging site’s elite — breaking the record for thefastest rise to 1 million followers and turning #winning into a constantly trending topic.
“Everything is so much better with this app,” one user wrote on the extension’s website.
“Is there a TV version of this coming out?” wrote another.
Sheen isn’t the first overexposed celebrity to get the blackout treatment.
The extension comes from the same folks at F.A.T. (Free Art & Technology) who brought us a Justin Bieber blocker.