Angus T. Jones, who bashed the hit comedy series “Two and Half Men” earlier this week, calling it anti-Christian “filth”, has come out on Wednesday and attempted to apologize for his criticism.
Angus T. Jones, 19, has played the son of lead character Dr. Alan Harper, played by Jon Cryer, for the last nine years. Jones is a born-again Christian who recently agreed to make a promotional film for the Forerunner Christian Church. In the documentary style film, Jones suggests that working on “Two and Half Men” is part of the “enemy’s plan”.
Jones said, “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.” He was also quoted as calling the show “filth”.
After the video went viral earlier this week, Jones was forced to walk back his statements in effort to thwart an ongoing public relations nightmare. Also worth noting, according to TMZ, Jones makes an estimated $350,00 per episode.
Jones released an official statement which reads:
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 and over the past ten years 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.
Jones also made mention of his coworkers without actually naming them. His costars include Ashton Kutcher, Jon Cryer and formally, Charlie Sheen:
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.
Charlie Sheen was asked about the young actor’s “Two and Half Men” smack-down yesterday to which he responded, “With Angus’s Hale-Bopp-like meltdown, it is radically clear to me that the show is cursed.”
“Two and a Half Men” airs Thursdays at 8:30/7:30c on CBS.