Angus T. Jones, ‘Two and a Half Men’ costar, says show is ‘filth’
Angus T. Jones, the “Half Man” part of “Two and a Half Men,” has managed to keep a fairly low profile during the hit CBS sitcom’s 10 seasons on the air. But now that Charlie Sheen has moved on, he has shockingly become the latest source of controversy for the aging series.
In a testimonial video recorded for the Christian-themed website Forerunner Chronicles, the 19-year-old Jones told viewers that “I’m on ‘Two and a Half Men,’ and I don’t want to be on it. Please stop watching it; please stop filling your head with filth.”
“People say it’s just entertainment,” Jones continues. “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 the television.”
But Jones doesn’t just stop at saying “Two and a Half Men” is a bad show. He goes on to imply it could be the work of (Church Lady voice) ... SATAN.
“A lot of people don’t like to think about how deceptive the enemy is. He’s been doing this a lot longer than any of us have been around. So we can’t play around. There’s no playing around when it comes to eternity.”
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Jones has been getting a pretty generous paycheck from the enemy, since he recieved a pay bump to $350,000 per episode when he signed a one-year contract for the show’s 10th season in May. Will that contract be renewed again if the series gets an 11th season? No one is saying.
Last year, Sheen made headlines when his fight with show creator Chuck Lorre resulted in a three-ring circus of publicity and Sheen exiting the show. Ashton Kutcher replaced him.
Neither Warner Bros. Television nor CBS have released a comment on the video. But we can probably expect one of Lorre’s famed vanity cards to address the issue one day soon.
PHOTOS AND MORE
Inside the business of entertainment
The Wide Shot brings you news, analysis and insights on everything from streaming wars to production — and what it all means for the future.
You may occasionally receive promotional content from the Los Angeles Times.