Angus T. Jones, the young actor who starred alongside Charlie Sheen on Two and a Half Men and who now shares the screen with his replacement Ashton Kutcher, has pleaded with viewers to stop watching the CBS comedy, dubbing it "filth." As you may have surmised, Jones' outburst has religious ties and he was speaking with Christian Group the Forerunner Chronicles at the time.
"If you watch Two and a Half Men, please stop watching Two and a Half Men. 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," explained the 19-year-old. There wasn't even a hint of Jones conceding to the fact that it's his job and that people should remember he is not Jake. He firmly asserted, "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." There was more to come.
Jones continued by intimidating the show is part of the plan of "the enemy", saying, "I don't want to be contributing to the enemy's plan... 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." The actor earns around $350,000 per episode for Two and a Half Men, receiving a huge salary bump in May alongside co-stars Jon Cryer and Ashton Kutcher.
The remarks are likely to give Chuck Lorre and CBS another headache, following Charlie Sheen's sacking from the show last year. Presumably, Jones' position on one of America's favorite sitcoms has become untenable, though show bosses have declined to comment.
Watch Jones' comments below: (Start at 7.30)