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Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa

Charlie's NOT My Bro ...

It's Just a Picture

1/6/2013 3:23 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF


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L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa
is setting the record straight ... he's NOT BFFs with Charlie Sheen -- and he only posed for a pic with the actor because he's in the "picture taking business."

Mayor Villaraigosa went on NBC 4 L.A. on Saturday to explain the infamous "Cabo photo" -- showing him arm-and-arm with Sheen in Mexico, at the same hotel where Charlie dropped homophobic slurs.

The snapshot ignited a media frenzy and a wave of public backlash for the politician.

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The mayor makes it clear in the interview he only met Sheen for a moment, saying, "I had a three-minute conversation and took a picture with him, that simple."

He explained further, "I take a picture virtually every single day, 50 times. And I took a picture with him ... I have never said no to anyone who wants to take a picture."

Might be a good time to start.

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♥Gabriella•Obama♥    

First

652 days ago
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Phishie from Philly    

Did mayor AV get Charlie's permission to released that statement?
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Phishie from Philly

652 days ago
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Phishie from Philly    

3rd and 4th beouches.
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652 days ago
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fufu    

More importantly, did the taxpayers foot the bill for this trashy trip?

652 days ago
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monique    

HORRIBLE mayor, this little man should be busy with official business not posing for pictures

652 days ago
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Trevor    

I don't it.....what's the problem with taking a photo with Charlie Sheen?

652 days ago
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rey    

Antonio Vivalaraza

652 days ago
8.

static    

What a weasel.

652 days ago
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charlieyo    

This major is a crook. And he gets free tickets to the lakers game for special tax favors. I have proof..

652 days ago
10.

andy    

History clearly tells us, that Charlie isn't "phobic" of ANYTHING!!!
He became a young adult in the 80's, when the "slur" in question was commonly used by people as a popular way to "razz" their friends. At that time, many people simply used the word to playfully describe someone as a dullard, bafoon, idiot, etc. More often than not, people weren't actually suggesting what TMZ would have us believe. Yes, it's no longer the 80's or 90's, but old habits die hard, ESPECIALLY for Charlie. No matter what his intent, THIS IS BEING BLOWN WAY OUT OF PROPORTION compared to legitimate concerns within our daily world life. Regardless of how he spends his down time, Charlie Sheen is one of the most successful actors of the past three decades.
WINNING???

652 days ago
11.

Odily Franklin     

BS Antonio Billaraigosa!

652 days ago
12.

Truth    

TMZ failed on their big Charlie Sheen GOTCHA. Contact GLADD again for further instructions.

652 days ago
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girlareyouserious    

Whatever, Villaraigosa is a slimball anyway, cheating on his wife multiple times, even while still in office.

652 days ago
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Vernon P. Alarcon    

Andy Anusisroja - the always smiling lame duck must love goofy Herve Levin - the squinting gay dwarf

652 days ago
15.

Nobrows    

What a cowardly jerk.

652 days ago
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