‘Two and a Half Men’ star calls show 'filth,’ begs people to stop watching
The drama around “Two and a Half Men” didn’t end with Charlie Sheen. In a video published on YouTube today, Angus T. Jones, who plays Jake Harper on the hit CBS sitcom, trashes the show, calling it “filth” and begging people to stop watching.
“Jake from ‘Two and a Half Men’ means nothing,” he says. “He is a non-existent character. 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.”
Jones made his comments in an interview with the Forerunner Chronicles about his religious awakening. In the nearly 15-minute long video, he also talks about taking an “all inclusive evangelism class” and coming to the realization that “God is good.” That apparently led him to believe that the comedy he’s on is bad.
“Please stop watching. Please stop filling your head with filth, please,” he says. “People say it’s entertainment … the fact that it’s entertainment … do some research on the effect of television on your brain and you’ll have a decision to make.”
“It’s bad news,” he adds, shaking his head. “A lot of people don’t like to think about how deceptive the enemy is.”
Judging from Jones’ demeanor in the video, it doesn’t sound like he’s joking.
The 19-year-old actor has been on “Two and a Half Men” since it began in 2003. According to the Hollywood Reporter, he earns about $350,000 per episode, and received a raise along with co-stars Jon Cryer and Ashton Kutcher when the show was renewed for a tenth season in May.
Jones’ rep, CBS, and Warner Bros., the studio behind “Two and a Half Men,” declined ABCNews.com’s requests for comment.