Angus T. Jones has apologized for his bizarre attack on employer CBS and show Two and a Half Men, though failed to give assurances on his future on America's most popular sitcom. As was reported on Tuesday (November 27, 2012), Angus made a video for the Forerunner Christian Church in which he labelled Men as "filth" and urged viewers to "stop watching it." The video went viral, while Charlie Sheen told People magazine, "With Angus's Hale-Bopp-like meltdown, it is radically clear to me that the show is cursed."
Cursed or not, Angus had some explaining to do if he wanted to keep his 350k per episode job. Yep, that's 350k. He offered a statement - via Insignia PR - to Deadline.com, expressing his gratitude to show creator Chuck Lorre and apologizing, "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."
The full statement 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 over the past ten years and 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."
Reads like a resignation letter to us, but who knows. The question is whether Chuck Lorre can accept the apology and move on with the series. Hell, not even Charlie Sheen told viewers to stop watching the show during his infamous meltdown. We're pretty sure the head honchos at CBS - a network driven purely by ratings - will be very, very angry.