Angus T. Jones, the teenager who is the “half man” on the popular sit-com “Two and a Half Men,” has had a conversion experience and is now telling people to stop watching his show, which has been paying him $8 million a year:
Less than two years after Charlie Sheen was booted from “Two and a Half Men,” his co-star, Angus T. Jones, 19, has blasted the series as “filth” and suggested people should stop watching.
“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,” said Jones in a videotaped testimonial for the Forerunner Chronicles.
The group is linked to the Voice of Prophecy Seventh-Day Adventist church in Los Angeles, where Jones worships.
“Please stop watching it and filling your head with filth,” Jones pleaded.
Jones has played Jake, a sarcastic kid who lives with his single dad (Jon Cryer), since the hugely successful series launched in 2003. As one of the highest-paid teens, he takes home around $8 million annually, about $350,000 per episode.
And until last year, Jones shared the screen with Charlie Sheen — one of Hollywood’s most notorious hedonists.
After he suffered a public meltdown in 2011, Sheen’s character was killed off, and he was replaced by Ashton Kutcher.
In the video, Jones says the show is part of the plan of “the enemy”— presumably Satan.
“If I am doing any harm, I don’t want to be here,” he said.
“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 OK with what I’m learning, what the Bible says and being on that television show.”
Alas, he said, his hands are tied. “I am under contract for another year so it is not too much of a decision on my part. I know God has me there for a reason for another year.”
Jones says that he went to a Christian school but wasn’t really religious. His parents’ marriage broke up a couple of years ago, he said, and he fell into temptation.
“At the time, I also started dating this girl, and when I look back now, I see that as a time when the enemy was trying to push me in that direction. But God knew he was going to pull me out at the last second,” Jones said.
This makes him sound rather fanatical, but see this thoughtful interview.