“Two And A Half Men” Star Apologizes For CommentsBy: Amanda Crum - November 28, 2012
Angus T. Jones, the “half” in the highly successful sitcom “Two And A Half Men”, recently made a video wherein he plead with the show’s fans to stop watching, saying the writing was “filthy”.
“If you watch Two and a Half Men, please stop watching Two and a Half Men,” the actor said. “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. Jake from Two and a Half Men means nothing.”
The 19-year old has recently found a calling to Christianity and made the video as part of a testimonial. He has, however, issued an apology to the writers of the show and his co-stars, saying his part on the show has been one of the most “significant” parts of his life.
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.
No word yet on what the actor’s plans are, or if the writers of the show are in the process of deciding what to do with him. Jones reportedly has another year left on his contract.