If you browse the web for the latest buzz at all, you’ve likely noticed that Angus T. Jones of ‘Two and a Half Men’ is a hot trending topic today.
Jones, 19, who recently became dedicated to his walk with God gave his testimony on a video with his church (Forerunner Christian). His conversion has resulted in him saying that he no longer wants to be on ‘Two and a Half Men.’ As Jones reads the Bible more and more, he realizes that being part of ‘Two and a Half Men’ isn’t glorifying God, and he doesn’t want to contribute to causing any harm. He has concluded that the show is ‘filth’ and urged listeners to stop watching it.
The past two days, Jones has received praise and criticism alike, but it is undeniably true that he stood up with a courage that is rare in today’s world. He took the less popular route in a secular industry, and as a result, he is gracefully and politely dealing with the backlash he likely knew that he would receive.
In an article dated, Tuesday, November 27, Deadline.com announced that the young actor has released a statement in response to all of the gossip out there.
Here is Angus T. Jones response as reported by Deadline,
“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.”
Hopefully Jones’ statement will be respected as he specifically addressed that his displeasure with the content of the show does not mean that he doesn’t hold his ‘Two and a Half Men’ team in high regard.
Deadline also reported that Jones doesn’t have any plans of ending his contract early. One can be led to guess that he will be moving on with his life once it has ran its course though.
What do you think? Do you think Angus T. Jones will leave the show?