When you are an actor being paid an estimated $300,000 per episode for appearing on a sitcom, it is pretty much implied that anything said about the show in public should be neutral at worst, unless you are criticising yourself in an ironic manner.
Two and a Half Men star Angus T. Jones (who plays teenager ‘Jake Harper’) has obviously not received that memo, or learned the lessons of his former co-star Charlie Sheen, as he gave a harshly critique of the CBS series, describing it as ‘ungodly’ and asking fans to turn away from the comedy, which has a current season 10 audience average of 12.9m viewers.
Appearing in a testimonial for the Forerunner Christian Church, Jones claims that the series has occasional risque humour that he has come to despise for religious reasons, as he pleaded in the video of testimony uploaded yesterday: “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. 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. If I am doing any harm, I don’t want to be here. 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 okay with what I’m learning, what the Bible says and being on that television show.”
Representatives of the show or its production company Warner Bros. Television have not yet commented on the supposed outburst, which comes just months after Jones reportedly signed a ‘contract extension’ that put him on his current salary.
In case you forgot what happened the last time one of the show’s cast members oddly spoke out against it, below is an auto-tuned reminder of Charlie Sheen’s meltdown last year, along with the incident that could land Jones in hot water. While ‘tiger blood’ and ‘winning’ are probably much higher in the crazy stakes than a religious plea, insulting the show as opposed to just the man who created it evens out a little more, so will a departure soon be in order to leave Jon Cryer as the ‘one man’ left from the original Two and a Half Men?