A lot has transpired since the uploading of Two and a Half Men star Angus T. Jones’ religious rant, wherein he called the show, on which he earns $350,000 per episode, “filth” and said in no uncertain terms that he wants out. First, former Two and a Half Men star Charlie Sheen, who created more than a little drama for the high-rated show nearly two years ago, spoke up, asserting that co-creator and showrunner Chuck Lorre was responsible for the 19-year-old’s apparent lack of judgment.
“Obviously, not having been there for some time, the Angus T. Jones that I knew and still love is not the same guy I saw on YouTube,” Sheen told TMZ. “I dare anyone to spend 10 years in the laugh-track that is Chuck Lorre’s hive of oppression and not suffer some form of an emotional tsunami.”
The nearly 15-minute video (below), which has garnered more than two million views in two days, finds Jones sitting next to Seventh-day Adventist pastor Christopher Hudson (aka The Forerunner) demonizing the show, asserting that its mere presence is evil and will warp the minds’ of its viewers. He also pleaded with people to stop watching Two and a Half Men. Hudson eventually released a statement, saying, “I cannot make an assumption on his behalf — but can say that Angus has a strong belief in Jesus Christ and the Holy scripture — he believes we are in the last days, Jesus Christ is coming and he wants to be walking with the Lord.”
I can only assume “walking with the Lord” = “not working on Two and a Half Men.”
Today, in an effort to save his career, Jones issued an apology, stating the following:
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.
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.
As of this writing, CBS, the show’s network, has not responded to any of the above.