Angus T. Jones Of “Two and a Half Men” Thinks His Show Is “Filth,” Urges Viewers To Stop Watching

From The Hollywood Reporter:

Less than two years removed from Charlie Sheen’s infamous meltdown that saw him removed from CBS’ Chuck Lorre comedy, the show’s young star, Angus T. Jones — the half man in the show’s title — has blasted the series as “filth” and suggested that people should stop watching.

“Jake from Two and a Half Men means nothing. He is a non-existent character,” Jones says in a video for the Forerunner Chronicles, a Christian group. “If you watch Two and a Half Men, please stop watching Two and a Half Men. I’m on Two and a Half Men and I don’t want to be on it. Please stop watching it and filling your head with filth. People say it’s just entertainment. Do some research on the effects of television and your brain, and I promise you you’ll have a decision to make when it comes to television, especially with what you watch.”

Jones continues with the testimonial, intimating that the show is part of the plan of “the enemy” — presumably Satan. “If I am doing any harm, I don’t want to be here,” he says. “I don’t want to be contributing to the enemy’s plan. … You cannot be a true God-fearing person and be on a television show like that. I know I can’t. I’m not OK with what I’m learning, what the Bible says and being on that television show.”

Jones, 19, gave a testimony in October at the Voice of Prophecy in Los Angeles, where he attends services.

This young man bucking Hollywood is causing a serious freak out by anti-religious folks. Jones makes $350,000 and episode, which according to his critics means he should shouldn’t be complaining. The second part of Jones’ testimony is shown below.

Jones comes off as a well-spoken sincere individual. He’s old enough to choose his path in life (which he wasn’t as a child actor), and he apparently has other plans.

Update: In an official statement first published at Deadline Hollywood, Jones speaks on the controversy for the first time.

I have been the subject of much discussion, speculation and commentary over the past 24 hours. While I cannot address everything that has been said or right every misstatement or misunderstanding, there is one thing I want to make clear.

Without qualification, I am grateful to and have the highest regard and respect for all of the wonderful people on Two and Half Men with whom I have worked over the past ten years and who have become an extension of my family.

Chuck Lorre, Peter Roth and many others at Warner Bros. and CBS are responsible for what has been one of the most significant experiences in my life to date. I thank them for the opportunity they have given and continue to give me and the help and guidance I have and expect to continue to receive from them.

I also want all of the crew and cast on our show to know how much I personally care for them and appreciate their support, guidance and love over the years. I grew up around them and know that the time they spent with me was in many instances more than with their own families. I learned life lessons from so many of them and will never forget how much positive impact they have had on my life.

I apologize if my remarks reflect me showing indifference to and disrespect of my colleagues and a lack of appreciation of the extraordinary opportunity of which I have been blessed. I never intended that.

Jones isn’t due back on set until January, so there’s no word yet on if he is continuing in his role, quitting, or being fired. His character isn’t heavily involved in the show anymore, so it’s anyone ‘s guess what will happen.

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Posted by on November 27, 2012.
Filed under Celebrities, Entertainment, Religion.
Doug Johnson is a news junkie and long time blog reader, turned author.

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  • ackwired

    It sounds like this young man has found something he can believe in. I hope he resolves the obvious conflict and starts living what he says he believes.

  • jim_m

    I’m sure if he continues to speak out in this manner that the producers will grant him his wish and find a way for him to get out of his contract.(but not until they have milked it for maximum publicity)

  • SteveCrickmore075

    As for encouraging him to follow his new set of beliefs, Angus Jones (19) has become such an extreme fundamentalist religious nut or at the very least, a zealous fan, my advice for him, on the contrary, would be, don’t quit your day job, or go to a good college.

    • LiberalNightmare

      If he starts pretending to be homeless and pooping on police cars I’ll call him an extreme zealot. ‘Till then he can do what he wants.

    • Dale Dawson

      When somebody personally comes out of whatever sewer they are in, the liberal ‘enlightened’ always mock, rather than encourage them for shaking the social crap off their boots.

      Dale Dawson – ON TARGET NEWS (www.ontargetnews.com)

      • SteveCrickmore075

        So your young, naive actor, whom you seem to admire, along with the rest of wizbang, picks as his mentor, a guru who calls the Pope, “the Antichrist”, and accuses Lebron James of being a freemason, doing the work of the devil because he held up, during a basketball game, an ostensibly ‘ok’ finger and thumb sign, but that could have been the number 6, the number for revelation. After all, he plays for a team called ¨The Heat”. Lebron and the Pope, to these two, the acolyte and guru, have not descended to the level of the sewer, (which you feel is where the entertainment industry is), but to a much lower level, working with Satan. I’m sure Dawson, both Angus Jones and his guru, Judson would welcome your moral and intellectual support, since yes, liberals are never going to be swayed by the intellect of a dangerous crackpot like Christopher Judson. Who knows, he might become the next David Koresh, and then what would you say?

      • Carl

        Out of the sewer and into the dumpster called religious extremism.

        An improvement? Only if you live in a dumpster.

        • 914

          Or grandmas basement ^

  • http://www.shockandblog.com/ Jay McHue

    Former child star grows up, rejects the godless brainwashing he received from Hollywood, and starts thinking for himself. Of course the liberals are going to complain. They are as bad as the Scientology nuts. You DO NOT question the group thought.

  • JWH

    I’ve got nothing but contempt for Two and a Half Men. Awful show. As for the young actor … I’d like to see where he sits ten or fifteen years from now. In my experience, folks like him tend to swing wildly. First, they’re willing participants in some immoral activity (drinking, drugs, premarital sex, ripping tags off mattresses). Then, after a conversion experience they swing hard the other way. Some folks stick with their new religion (see Kirk, Cameron). Others swing back to a life of sun. And some moderate their beliefs over time. And then a few folks just get confused. (See Rice, Ann).

    That longer-term development, I think, will speak more to Mr. King’s true character.

  • Vagabond661

    Can you imagine what everyone’s comments would be if Angus was Muslim instead of Christian?

    • jim_m

      They would be renaming the show 2 and a half Imams.

      The producers would be altering their show to appease his radical islamic sensibilities and the media would be tripping over themselves to tell us how enlightened Hollywood was in their appeasement.

  • Brett Buck

    Nice kid, I guess, but if he is just figuring out that this show is filthy and not worth watching, he is a little slow on the uptake.

    • http://www.shockandblog.com/ Jay McHue

      In other words, he’s a prime example of the people liberal Hollywood produces. Hopefully, though, this whole thing means he’s trying to fix that.

  • Commander_Chico

    I’ve never watched the show, but this guy seems like a nut for biting the hand that feeds him $350,000 per episode.

    After all, this is network prime-time TV, not hard core porn he’s acting in.

    • jim_m

      Not everyone places a price on their integrity like you do, Chico.

  • Paul Hooson

    Ah, nonsense on this kid. A few blowjob or sex jokes never hurt anyone!