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Actor: CBS comedy 'Two and a Half Men' is 'filth'

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 03:10 p.m. HST, Nov 26, 2012

NEW YORK >> The teenage actor who plays the half in the hit CBS comedy "Two and a Half Men" says in a video posted online by a Christian church that the show is "filth" and that viewers shouldn't watch it.

Nineteen-year-old Angus T. Jones has been on the show, which used to feature bad-boy actor Charlie Sheen and remains heavy with sexual innuendo, since he was 10 but says he doesn't want to be on it anymore.

"Please stop watching it," Jones said. "Please stop filling your head with filth."

Jones plays Jake, the son of Jon Cryer's uptight divorced chiropractor character, Alan, and the nephew of Sheen's hedonistic philandering music jingle writer character, Charlie. Sheen, who has publicly criticized CBS, was fired and replaced by Ashton Kutcher, who plays billionaire Walden.

In the video posted by the Forerunner Christian Church in Fremont, Calif., Jones describes a search for a spiritual home. He says the type of entertainment he's involved in adversely affects the brain and "there's no playing around when it comes to eternity."

"You cannot be a true God-fearing person and be on a television show like that," he said. "I know I can't. I'm not OK with what I'm learning, what the Bible says, and being on that television show."

Show producer Warner Bros. Television had no comment Monday. CBS didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.

"Two and a Half Men" survived a wild publicity ride less than two years ago, when Sheen was fired for his drug use and publicly complained about the network and the show's creator, Chuck Lorre. Sheen later said he wasn't still angry at the sitcom's producers and the network and acknowledged he would have fired himself had he been in their shoes.

The show was moved from Monday to Thursday this season, and its average viewership has dropped from 20 million an episode to 14.5 million, although last year's numbers were somewhat inflated by the intense interest in Kutcher's debut. It is the third most popular comedy on television behind CBS's "The Big Bang Theory" and ABC's "Modern Family."

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shshimizu wrote:
If it's flith and he doesn't want to be in it, why doesn't he leave? It's on the air because it's a hit. Angus leave if you don't like the show, your character has gone to the limits and not an important part of the show.
on November 26,2012 | 11:20AM
4watitsworth wrote:
More than likely he's under contract and cannot just quit the show. He's probably voicing his opinion publicly so the show will release him. The show has really gone downhill and I can't imagine 14.5 million people are still watching it.
on November 26,2012 | 04:13PM
likewise wrote:
That is pretty ungrateful of him considering they could have ended his part after he grew out of being cute, which was a LONG time ago. They kept him on in spite of his dumpy / awkward phase (that he is still in) and this is they thanks they get. What a punk.
on November 26,2012 | 12:18PM
HAJAA1 wrote:
And yet he is still there. LOL. Isn't that a little retarded? Sounds like union members who only grumble abour their jobs but never leave to find one they like. Too much these people.
on November 26,2012 | 12:51PM
Valleyisle57 wrote:
Really! Why do you even make such a statement like that? What does a Union member have to do with this? I'm a Union member and I'm very grateful I have a job! Which is a lot more than you can say obviously!
on November 26,2012 | 09:01PM
AniMatsuri wrote:
He's currently the highest paid child actor even though his name doesn't appear in the news much. I've seen the show and its not like he's lying about anything. They can fire him now and promise that he will never work in Hollyweird again. Not that it would do much since it looks like once his time with the show is over, it looks like he's going to hang up his acting shoes anyway.
on November 26,2012 | 01:14PM
localguy wrote:
As Dirty Harry AKA Clint Eastwood said, "A man has got to know his limitations." Obviously Angus T. Jones has found his limitations and is leaving. Enjoyed watching you over the years but your time to go. Don't let the door hit you in the okole on your way out.
on November 26,2012 | 01:24PM
localguy wrote:
As Dirty Harry AKA Clint Eastwood said, "A man has got to know his limitations." Obviously Angus T. Jones has found his limitations and is leaving. Enjoyed watching you over the years but your time to go.
on November 26,2012 | 01:24PM
kuewa wrote:
Guess he hasn't learned not to bite the hand that feeds him. On the other hand, I suspect Forerunner Church is looking forward to having Mr. Jones' hand feeding them...
on November 26,2012 | 01:58PM
lowtone123 wrote:
...but I love the paychecks!
on November 26,2012 | 02:39PM
W15 wrote:
So is he gonna return the millions he's made from being on the show? ... Or does he only have any religious qualms about "watching" the show?
on November 26,2012 | 02:55PM
false wrote:
Another one brainwashed by religion.
on November 26,2012 | 06:50PM
Anonymous wrote:
I'm sure they can find another child actor that can fill the roll...he was AWESOME ....
on November 26,2012 | 07:00PM
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