The sitcom “Two and a Half Men” has been trashed by one of its own and branded as “filth.” The person in the limelight is Angus T. Jones. Christopher Hudson hosts the online show ForeRunner Chronicles, where Angus made these remarks. He also informed ABCNews.com that he had much admiration for the young star for speaking so candidly about his religious convictions as well as the show.
He went on to say, “I'm impressed that this young man has the ability to deal with this situation in a responsible way,” Hudson said. “This young man is a noble young man. Because he is not just professing Christ with his words and saying that he's a Christian, but he's showing the proof.”
Angus issued an apology on the Hollywood Reporter late on Tuesday night, stating: “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 and over the past ten years who have become an extension of my family.”
Angus came forward to say that he regretted having disrespected the show.
Hudson's interview with Angus lasted 15 minutes and went viral on YouTube as soon as it was posted on Monday evening. As of Wednesday afternoon it has more than 800,000 views. Most of the interview is focused on Angus' testimonial about becoming a Seventh-Day Adventist, but he then goes on a rant about “Two and a Half Men,” where he has played the excitable kid Jake Harper since 2003.
Angus is heard saying in the interview, “Please stop watching. Please stop filling your head with filth, please. 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, looking visibly upset, “A lot of people don't like to think about how deceptive the enemy is.”
Angus calls the show the “enemy,” but this enemy has made Angus a rich individual. The Hollywood Reporter reports that the 19-year-old actor earns about $350,000 per episode. He also received a raise, along with costarsand , when the show was picked up for a tenth season this May. A “Two and a Half Men” season typically lasts for about 20 episodes, and the show has run for 10 seasons.
Representatives for Angus, CBS and Warner Bros.—the network and the studio behind “Two and a Half Men”—have yet to comment on the video.