'Sons of Anarchy' creator Kurt Sutter talks 'Celebrity Rehab'

If something controversial affects the TV landscape, there's a good chance that Sons of Anarchy creator Kurt Sutter will want to share his opinion. Sutter, one of cable television's most prominent showrunners, has used his Twitter account in the past to address AMC's dismissal of 'Walking Dead' showrunner Glen Mazzara, controversially blaming executive producer Robert Kirkman for the firing. Sutter, quite comfortable with his position at cable network FX, feels confident in placing blame where he sees fit. 

Sutter's latest opinion is focused on the VH1 reality series Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew. Following the suicide of country singer Mindy McCready, who was a patient on the third season of the show, the spotlight is now shining brightly on Dr. Drew and VH1. Is Celebrity Rehab helping or hurting? 

Sutter, naturally, believes it's hurting. "For the record, the words 'celebrity' and 'rehab' are in direct spiritual and theoretical opposition and will NEVER lead to recovery," he tweeted on Tuesday morning. But he's not blaming the series for malicious intent -- just the opposite, actually.

"I think Dr. Drew is a smart guy who wants to help. My guess is that he hopes the 'show' helps someone watching become aware of recovery," he continued. 

That's a surprisingly uncontroversial opinion from the outspoken Sutter. What do you think? 

Sons of Anarchy will return for its sixth season later this year. 

- Rehab with Dr. Drew
- Kurt Sutter
- VH1

Written by: mcpherson
Feb 19th, 2013, 12:11 pm

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